James Ashton

Head of Business, Evening Standard

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James Ashton joined the Evening Standard as City Editor in October 2011 and became Head of Business across the Standard, Independent, Independent on Sunday and i in December 2011.

He spent four years at The Sunday Times, initially covering media, telecoms and technology before becoming City Editor and has also worked for the Daily Mail as Chief City Correspondent and Reuters.  In terms of the Scottish press, he wrote for the Scottish financial newspaper Business AM in Edinburgh and London as well as The Scotsman.

James was educated at the University of St Andrews and City University.

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