Allister Heath (born 1978) is a British business journalist, author and commentator. He was announced as the new editor of The Sunday Telegraph in April 2017.
|Born||1978 (age 40–41)|
|Alma mater||London School of Economics|
Hertford College, Oxford
Heath was born in Mulhouse in Alsace, France to a part-British family. He lived there until the age of 17 when he moved to the UK to study economics at the London School of Economics (1995–1998), followed by a post-graduate MPhil in the subject at Hertford College, Oxford.
Heath was formerly editor of City A.M. and The Business, the latter closing shortly after his departure in 2008. Since then he has been deputy editor of The Daily Telegraph, responsible for business content, and an associate editor at The Spectator.
In July 2016, Heath spoke at the IEA's 60th Anniversary Gala.
In October 2017, Heath was placed at Number 87 on 'The Top 100 Most Influential People On The Right' by commentator Iain Dale.
Awards and recognition
Heath is a past winner of the IEA Free Enterprise Award.
- Mayhew, Freddy (13 April 2017). "Allister Heath appointed new Sunday Telegraph editor as Ian MacGregor takes on 'emeritus' role". Press Gazette. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
- Heath, Allister. "France's grim estates are the perfect breeding grounds for terrorism". Telegraph. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
- Allister Heath: 'Youth is just what the founders of 'City AM' were looking for' profile The Independent 21 April 2008
- Profile in The Independent 1 January 2007
- Allister Heath (2006). "Flat Tax: Towards a British Model" (PDF). workforall.org.
- Dale, Iain (2 October 2017). "The Top 100 Most Influential People On The Right: Iain Dale's 2017 List". LBC. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
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