James AshtonAuthor and CEO of Quoted Companies Alliance
This week Nick talks to James Ashton, Author and CEO of Quoted Companies Alliance.
James has been a financial journalist for over 20 years; as City Editor and Executive Editor at the Evening Standard, and also worked at Reuters and the Sunday Times. James is the CEO of the Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA), which is an enabling, principles-based, corporate governance code for companies focused on growth.
James is also an accomplished author, and his third book The Everything Blueprint: The Microchip Design that Changed the World tells the story of UK’s technology success ARM.
Nick and James discuss James’ background, what drove him to join Fleet Street, joining QCA, perceptions of public markets and what needs to change to keep UK Capital Markets relevant on the international stage. James also discusses the process of writing his latest book and the high-tech, international story of ARM.
James’ book choices were Philip Agur’s The Bank That Lived a Little – Barclays in the Age of the Very Free Market and Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe.
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