Gillian Tett

Provost Elect, King’s College, Cambridge
Columnist and editorial board member, Financial Times

Gillian serves as Provost of King’s College, Cambridge University in the UK, while also writing a weekly oped column for the Financial Times on global finance and business. She is a member of the FT editorial board.

Before her role at Cambridge, she chaired the FT editorial board, US, and during the last decade has written two weekly columns, covering a range of economic, financial, political and social issues. She also co-founded FT Moral Money, a thrice weekly newsletter that tracks the ESG revolution in business.

Tett was the FT’s US managing editor from 2013 to 2019. She has also served as FT’s financial editor, capital markets editor, acting editor of the Lex column, Tokyo bureau chief, economics reporter and a reporter in Russia and Brussels.

Tett is the author of Anthro-Vision, A New Way to See Life and Business published in 2021, which won the Porchlight best business book award and the Columbia Business School Eccles prize. She is also the author of The Silo Effect (2015); Fool’s Gold (2009), a New York Times best seller and Saving the Sun (2003).

Tett has been named Columnist of the Year (2014), Journalist of the Year (2009), Business Journalist of the Year (2008) in British Press awards and won three American SABEW awards. She has a PhD in social anthropology from Cambridge University based on field work in the former Soviet Union. She was awarded the American Anthropological Association President’s 2021 medal and the 2009 British Academy President medal for her work in social sciences and has received honorary degrees from the University of Exeter, the University of Miami, St Andrew’s, London University (Goldsmiths), Carnegie Mellon, Baruch and an honorary doctorate from Lancaster University in the UK. She is a CFA fellow in the UK.