Robert Yates

Assistant Editor/Analysis & Comment Editor, The Observer

Biography

Robert Yates is Assistant Editor at The Observer newspaper, where his duties include editing Comment & Analysis. He has held a series of senior executive roles at the ‘paper, after specialising, as a writer, in long-form pieces (for newspapers and magazines). He has also worked in television production, and served as a presenter/interviewer/judge at a wide range of cultural and political events. Yates was educated at a comprehensive school in Liverpool and read modern languages at King’s College, London. He is a board member of The Baillie Gifford Prize (previously the Samuel Johnson Prize), the country’s most prestigious non-fiction prize.

Related speakers

John-Paul Flintoff

Author and Journalist with The Sunday Times

Tim Maccabee

MD, Ducati UK

Matthew Barwell

Chief Marketing Officer at Britvic Soft Drinks

Sir Peter Wall

CEO Amicus, and formerly Head of the British Army

David Yelland

Founder, Kitchen Table Partners

Patrick Drake

Co-founder & Head Chef, Hello Fresh