Lionel Barber photo portrait

Lionel Barber


Lionel Barber is the editor of the Financial Times, appointed in November 2005. Previously, he was the newspaper’s US managing editor, based in New York, responsible for the US edition.

Joining the FT in 1985, he was the editor of the continental European edition between 2000 and 2002 and from 1998 until 2000 he was the news editor. He has also been the Brussels bureau chief.

Appointment information

Appointed by: Prime Minister
Appointment: 31 January 2011
Reappointed: 31 January 2015
Term expires: 30 January 2019

Other membership:

  • Finance and Operations Committee
  • Audit Committee
  • Ethics Committee (Chair)

Declaration of Members’ Interests between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2014


Financial Times Editor

Directorships of companies2

Financial Times Director

Membership of non-profit making organisations3




Connections between Trustees and others connected with Tate5


Any other interests6

Attended the Liberal, Labour and Conservative Party Conferences in capacity as journalist.

Signed by Lionel Barber on 23 April 2014

  • 1. Employment, remunerated trade, profession, public office or consultancy
  • 2. Directorships of companies, both public and private, both remunerated and unremunerated
  • 3. Membership of non-profit making organisations, clubs or associations and professional bodies which have significant dealings with Tate or whose activities could relate to Tate’s work
  • 4. Names of companies and organisations in which the member or his/her family or associates has a controlling interest or shares or securities and which could be involved in the supply of goods or have business dealings with Tate
  • 5. This includes commercial interests with other Trustees, Tate’s lawyers (Withers; Linklaters; Farrers; Finers Stephens Innocent) and Tate’s auditors (National Audit Office, RSM Tenon and Grant Thornton’).
  • 6. Trustees are advised to declare anything which a member of the public, knowing the facts, might reasonably think is significant and relevant.