Associate Editor, The Times
Daniel Finkelstein, OBE, is the Associate Editor, a Columnist and Leader Writer for The Times.
As well as his weekly political column in the comment section and his Saturday Notebook, he writes the “Fink Tank” for the Saturday paper, a statistical column on football.
Between 1997 and 2001, he was chief policy adviser to the Leader of the Opposition Rt. Hon. William Hague MP and Secretary to the Shadow Cabinet. In 2001, he was Conservative parliamentary candidate in Harrow West.
Between 1995 and 1997, he was Director of the Conservative Research Department in which capacity he advised Prime Minister John Major and attended meetings of the Cabinet when it sat in political session.
Daniel was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science by the City University. He will join the House of Lords in the autumn of 2013.
MP & Former Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries
President of Murray Edwards College
Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service
Former CEO of Urdd Gobaith Cymru