Bronwen Maddox

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Bronwen Maddox in 2010

Bronwen Maddox (born 7 May 1963, New York City) is the Director of the Institute for Government, previously the Foreign Editor of The Times newspaper in London. She is the daughter of the Welsh science writer Sir John Maddox and the journalist and biographer Brenda Maddox, and sister of Bruno Maddox.[1]


Maddox was educated in the United Kingdom, at St Paul's Girls' School, a day independent school in Hammersmith in West London, and Westminster School, followed by St John's College, Oxford, where she read Philosophy, Politics and Economics.


Bronwen Maddox is the Director of the Institute for Government. For the previous five and a half years, she was editor and chief executive of Prospect, the UK’s leading current affairs and culture monthly title. Previously Bronwen spent 14 years at the Times, where she was the paper’s Chief Foreign Commentator, Foreign Editor, and US Editor and Washington Bureau Chief. She also worked at the Financial Times, where she ran the paper’s year-long, award-winning, investigation into the publishing tycoon, Robert Maxwell.

Bronwen is the author of In Defence of America, a book arguing the case for supporting the US after the Iraq war. Before she started her career in journalism, she was a high-profile investment analyst in the City and on Wall Street, and a Director of Kleinwort Benson Securities, now part of Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein. Bronwen is a Non Executive Board member of the Law Commission, the independent body set up by Parliament to review and recommend reform of the law in England and Wales. She is also a member of the Council of the Ditchley Foundation, the historic conference centre which fosters transatlantic relations.[2]


  1. ^ Who's Who. A & C Black. January 2007. 
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