Senior Presenter and Correspondent for BBC World News TV and BBC World Service radio who is often deployed to anchor special news coverage from the field and interview world leaders. The Middle East is her speciality, having given a number of speeches in recent times on the Arab Spring, the rise of IS/Daesh and its aftermath.
Was UK Minister of State for Trade & Investment until August 2008. Prior to this he was Director General of the CBI and appeared in the latest incarnation of the BBC’s Troubleshooter programme, following in the footsteps of Sir John Harvey Jones. A board member at Jaguar Land Rover, HSBC and Triumph Motorcycles, he is an enthusiastic champion of British business and has led trade delegations to the Far East.
Former first Sea Lord, the professional head of the Royal Navy who was minister for National Security, Cyber Security, Olympic Security & Safety and Counter Terrorism 2007-2010. He has also taken part in a number of defence reviews and is no stranger to taking often unpopular decisions for the sake of the service.