Advisory Council

Matthew d'Ancona

Journalist, Columnist and Author

Matthew d’Ancona is an Editor and Partner at Tortoise Media, the 'slow media' news start-up. He is an award-winning political columnist who writes a weekly column for the London Evening Standard. 

He was Deputy Editor of The Sunday Telegraph before becoming editor of The Spectator in 2006. During his editorship, the magazine enjoyed record circulation and he was named Editor of the Year (Current Affairs) in the 2007 BSME awards. 

He was the Sunday Telegraph’s political columnist for 19 years.  He has also written regularly for the Guardian, International New York Times and GQ. He is a visiting research fellow at Queen Mary University of London, and the author of several books including In It Together: The Inside Story of the Coalition and Post-Truth: The New War on Truth and How to Fight Back.

He also edited Being British: The Search for the Values That Bind the Nation, which was published in 2009 with an introduction by Gordon Brown.

 His next book on identity, ignorance and innovation will be published in 2021 by Hodder & Stoughton.