John Witherow

John Witherow is one of the longest-serving Editors in Britain.

A former journalist with Reuters, he joined News UK (previously News International) in 1980 and was appointed editor of The Sunday Times in 1994 and editor of The Times in 2013.

John started his career in South West Africa (now Namibia) in 1970 with the aim of teaching in Ovamboland on the Angolan border. Regarded as an anti-apartheid activist, he was refused a permit to go there by the South African government, which governed South West Africa at the time.


Opening remarks
24 May 2022 - 09:30, Main stage