Andrew Ferguson Neil is a Scottish journalist and broadcaster. Neil worked for the “The Sunday Times”, where he was editor for 11 years. In 1995, he was made editor-in-chief of the Press Holdings group of newspapers, owner of “The Business” and (from 2005) “The Spectator”. Press Holdings sold “The Scotsman” in December 2005, ending Neil’s relationship with the newspaper.
In 1988, he became the founding chairman of Sky TV, a part of television mogul Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation. Neil was instrumental in the company’s launch, overseeing the transformation of a down market, single channel satellite service into a four channel network in less than a year. In 1996, he became editor-in-chief of the Barclay brothers Press Holdings group of newspapers, owner of “The Scotsman”, “Sunday Business” (now just “The Business”) and “The European”.
During the 1990s, Neil fronted political programs for the BBC, notably “Despatch Box” on BBC Two. Following the revamp of the BBC’s political programming in early 2003, Neil has been the presenter of the BBC One weekly political roundup show, “This Week”, and co-presenter of “The Daily Politics” which broadcasts every day that Parliament sits. In November 2004, Neil became Chief Executive of “The Spectator”.
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