Bronwen Maddox geopolitics speaker
Bronwen Maddox geopolitics speaker

Bronwen Maddox

Director and CEO, Chatham House

Speaker Themes

  • Brexit – every aspect
  • Global and country-by-country political and economic outlook
  • Challenges of running a modern country – and reasons for optimism
  • Future of democracy
  • Ageing populations – how countries can prosper from the challenge
  • Decision making – in government and beyond, and how to improve it
  • What can you learn from an interview?

Travels from

London, UK


Bronwen Maddox is one of the world’s leading analysts of the intersection of geopolitics and economics.

Since September 2022 she has been Director and CEO of Chatham House, the world renowned global affairs research instutute. Prior to this she was the Director of the Institute for Government, a leading independent think tank, which works to promote better government by focusing on how it is led, how decisions are made and how it is scrutinised.

From 2010-16 Bronwen was Editor and Chief Executive of Prospect, a leading monthly current affairs magazine. Prior to that she was Chief Foreign Commentator, Foreign Editor and US Editor of The Times, supervising its award-winning coverage of September 11, 2001. She was previously at the Financial Times, where she ran award-winning investigations and wrote economics editorials.

Before becoming a journalist, she was an investment analyst in the City and a Director of Kleinwort Benson Securities, where she ran its highly-rated team analysing world media stocks.

She has a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from St John’s College, Oxford. She is a member of the Governing Council of the Ditchley Foundation which fosters transatlantic relations, and a non-executive board member of the Law Commission, the public body which recommends reform of laws in England and Wales.  

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Bronwen’s distinguished career in journalism, combined with her background in the City, have made her an authority on the interaction between global political trends, finance and business.

She has led two highly-regarded institutions focused on current affairs, re-shaping them to meet the demands of commentary and analysis in the the 21st century. 

With superb clarity and incisive analysis, she covers a wide range of issues in detail – from the dynamics of Westminster to Trump and the rise of Asia.

She is also a seasoned interviewer and moderator, having interviewed global figures such as Henry Kissinger, Jimmy Carter, Vladimir Putin and Tony Blair.

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