- Program Year
- Country of Current Residence
- United Kingdom
- City/Town of Current Residence
- Current Position
- UK News Editor
- Financial Times
- Communications (including media), Journalism, Media management, Politics / Policy
- English, Chinese, Italian, French
- Interest(s) / Expertise
- editing, foreign correspondence, journalism, news media, politics
Born in Singapore, Malcolm has traveled extensively his family throughout the Middle East in Oman, Bahrain, Dubai and Cyprus. Malcolm has a BA in English Literature from University College London.
Malcolm works as UK News Editor for the Financial Times. Malcolm’s previous position was Deputy Head of World News at Telegraphy Media Group. He opened the Daily Telegraph’s Shanghai bureau in 2008 and three years later became the newspaper’s Beijing correspondent, writing perceptive stories on everything from major political events to local curiosities. He won the Foreign Press Association Award 2012 for best news story of the year for Inside Wukan: the Chinese village that fought back.
Prior to his time in China, Malcolm worked as a foreign correspondent in Rome covering the Italian elections, the collapse of Romano Prodi’s government, Pope Benedict’s ground-breaking trip to Turkey, among other events. His favorite part of journalism is “having the license to ask everyone questions about everything.”
Malcolm’s area of interest was energy and its role in shaping the world. He believed that “we are about to see a sea-change…every bit as significant as the formation of OPEC” and hoped to focus on the world’s new oil regions (Iraq, Russia and Africa), the environmental movement, and the Western policy response to the emergent powers in the oil industry. Malcolm hoped to write the seminal book on the new political landscape of global energy policies, after touring these regions and learning Arabic and Russian.