The Prime Minister has appointed Bronwen Maddox to the board of the Imperial War Museum for a period of 4 years from 27 September 2010.
Bronwen Maddox is chief foreign commentator of The Times. From 1999 until 2003, Bronwen Maddox was also foreign editor of the paper, and edited the daily foreign news pages. From 1996 to 1999, she was The Times’ US editor and Washington bureau chief.
She was previously at the Financial Times, where she ran the paper’s year-long, award-winning investigation into the publishing tycoon, Robert Maxwell. She was also an editorial writer, specialising in microeconomics, and a specialist correspondent in energy and the environment, travelling widely through eastern Europe and China.
She is the author of ‘In Defence of America’, a book arguing the case for supporting the US after the Iraq war; published in the UK and US in 2008.
Previously, she was an investment analyst in the City, helping raise the money to start The Independent newspaper, and a director of Kleinwort Benson Securities, where she ran its highly-rated team recommending investment in world media stocks. She is a governor of the Ditchley Foundation, the historic conference centre which fosters transatlantic relations, and a member of the Council of Chatham House.
Notes to editors
1. The museum was looking for a person with academic expertise in a field of 20th century and/or contemporary conflict.
2. The Imperial War Museum illustrates and records all aspects of the 2 World Wars and other military operations involving Britain or the Commonwealth since 1914.
3. The posts are not remunerated. Reasonable expenses can be claimed.
The appointment has been made in accordance with the
OCPA Code of Practice. Appoints are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. Bronwen Maddox has not undertaken any significant political activity in the UK during the past 5 years.