Speaker details

Martin Dickson

US Managing Editor

Financial Times

Martin Dickson was appointed US Managing Editor of the Financial Times in September 2012. In this role, he oversees the FT’s print and online editions in the Americas. Mr Dickson’s appointment marks his return to the US, where he spent nearly five years in the early 1990s as New York Bureau Chief, leading the paper’s coverage of North American financial, management and business affairs.

Mr Dickson has held several other senior positions on both the writing and editing sides of the FT. He was previously Deputy Editor of the paper from 2005, with particular responsibility for its global financial and business coverage. In 2002 he created the highly respected Lombard column of business comment, primarily focused on UK finance and corporate affairs, and wrote the column daily for four years. This won him Business Journalist of the Year and Best Opinion Writer of the Year in the 2005 Business Journalist of the Year Awards. In 2006, he won a prestigious Wincott Foundation award as Senior Financial Journalist of the Year. His other senior positions at the FT have included Financial Editor, responsible for corporate and markets coverage, and Europe Editor, responsible for the paper’s European edition.

Mr Dickson joined the FT in 1976 as a writer on African and diplomatic affairs, becoming Africa Editor. He started in journalism as a graduate trainee at Reuters and held postings in Southern Africa and Turkey. He was educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where he studied History and earned an MA. He also holds a BSc in Economics from London University.