My Work

I have written, edited and commissioned articles for a variety of publishers and organisations, including The Times, Raconteur,, ICAEW and AMS. 

Below is a selection of recent work - for more examples, please contact me. 

Could you look beyond the finance team for your next CFO?

Look at the CFOs for most major companies and you’ll see a group of people with similar backgrounds, usually built on solid accountancy and finance experience. However, the changing nature of the job has opened the door to a wider range of talent.

The challenges facing businesses in the future of work are turning the CFO position into an increasingly strategic role. Yes, bookkeeping, financial reporting and compliance are still important, but these tasks are being delegated down the chain.

Best of Summit 2021: Watch the talks here

Last December saw the inaugural Sifted Summit, our very first in-person event with inspiring speakers and a carefully curated guest list of 200 founders and startup leaders.

Throughout the day we discussed everything from how to work with corporates to where to find the best talent, from bootstrapping a business to the best exit strategy.

You can see the whole day’s panels, fireside chats and roundtables on our YouTube playlist here, but if you're crunched for time, here’s a round-up of some o

What will our daily commutes look like, post-Covid? We asked the experts

Across Europe, public transport usage has severely dropped, and it’s not looking like it’ll pick up again soon.

London Underground passengers dropped to as low as 3% of pre-Covid levels, peaking at just 40% in June. In Madrid, metro usage also peaked in June but still only reached 63% of pre-Covid figures. Paris public transport is stuck at 50% of pre-pandemic levels, with Transilien director Sylvie Charles warning they may never return to previous usage.

So what will our daily commutes look l

The quiet battle raging around open banking

Giving consumers better access to, and control of, their financial data is a major trend in fintech.

A whole set of challengers are now dedicated to the ‘open banking’ mission, including Moneyhub, Yolt and Tink (which was recently bought by Visa for €1.8bn). These companies allow users to ‘open up' and share their bank data with other parties, charging their clients for the privilege.

But open banking has so far seen slow adoption. Active users in the UK reached 3m in January 2021, well behind

Does construction have a sustainable future? We asked the experts

A third of the world’s global economy is industrial — this includes construction, manufacturing and utilities. And in Europe, the construction market alone is worth nearly €2tn, accounting for 9% of the EU’s GDP.

But construction is at a crossroads. The sector has historically been very stagnant, growing just 2% in Europe over the past decade. Post Covid-19, it’ll likely boom as governments invest heavily in infrastructure — but as the industry emits a huge amount of methane and carbon dioxide,
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