Columnist and Senior Writer, The Times
Kenny Farquharson is a columnist and senior writer with The Times in Scotland. Career highs include being embedded with Scottish troops in Afghanistan and reporting on Barack Obama’s first presidential election campaign. One of Scotland’s most experienced political journalists, he was the first convenor of the Scottish Parliamentary Journalists’ Association. As an editor, he ran Scotland on Sunday newspaper and was deputy editor of The Scotsman. An Orwell Fellow, he has been political journalist of the year, columnist of the year and interviewer of the year in the Scottish Press Awards. He plays drums in Best Picture, a dad band.
Former Chairman of Arsenal and the Football Association
Assembly Member and Cabinet Secretary for Education, Welsh Government
Founder, The Lighthouse Company
Former CEO of Urdd Gobaith Cymru
Professor of Computer and Information Sciences, Northumbria University
Former MP & Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries