Allister Heath

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.[1]

Allister Heath
Born1978 (age 4041)
Mulhouse, Alsace, France
Alma materLondon School of Economics
Hertford College, Oxford

Early life

Heath was born in Mulhouse in Alsace, France to a part-British family.[2][3] 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.[4]


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.

His first book, A Flat Tax: Towards a British Model, was published in 2006.[5][6]

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.[7]

Awards and recognition

Heath is a past winner of the IEA Free Enterprise Award.


Media offices
Preceded by
Benedict Brogan
Deputy Editor
Daily Telegraph

Succeeded by
Preceded by
Ian MacGregor
Sunday Telegraph

Succeeded by
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