A BRIEF SUMMARY
I was City Editor and Executive Editor at the Evening Standard and Independent titles and before that City Editor at the Sunday Times.
I’ve also written for the Daily Mail, Sunday Telegraph, The Times, The Independent, The Scotsman, Business AM and Reuters.
For many years I have covered the UK economy, the banking crisis, multibillion-pound takeover battles, disruptive technologies and the personalities that shape global business.
I studied at the University of St Andrews and City University in London. I am married with one daughter and enjoy running, swimming and surfing in my spare time.
WHAT ELSE I GET UP TO
My podcast Leading with James Ashton brings together people from the top of very different organisations in the worlds of business, charity, the arts and beyond to discuss their take on leading vital causes, famous brand names and multi-billion-pound enterprises.
Each time, two guests swap stories of success and failure, the skills they have picked up, the challenges they face every day and the advice they offer to others. More details at Leadingpod.com