Speaker Details

Andrew Parker
Telecoms Editor, Financial Times

Andrew Parker is the Financial Times Telecoms Editor, having previously worked as telecoms correspondent. Prior to that, he was a financial correspondent based in New York, and before that he was the UK financial correspondent, reporting on accounting and tax. 

Mr Parker joined the FT in 1998 as a political correspondent. Before that, he worked for Time Out publications, the Chester Chronicle, Newcastle Journal and the Scotsman. He covered politics on all of these titles.

In 2000, Mr Parker won the business/financial story of the year at the Foreign Press Association awards for an investigation into how diamonds fuelled conflict in Africa. In 1994, he was named North East of England Journalist of the Year for his stories about a campaign to save the last shipyard in the region. Two years before that, his articles on young people and drugs were recognised at media awards organised by the UK Institute for the Study of Drug Dependence.

Mr Parker graduated from Queen Mary College, University of London in 1989.