Who I Am

I'm Acting Director of the Centre for Policy Studies, one of Britain's leading independent think tanks, and Editor-in-Chief of its CapX website.

I'm also the author of 'The Great Acceleration', a book explaining how and why our lives are getting faster and faster, and what the consequences will be that covers everything from pop music to politics to high-frequency trading.

I've been a commentator and writer for all manner of people, and have significant experience at TV, public speaking, ghost-writing, speechwriting and media consultancy. If you want to get me to write or talk for you, just get in touch via the email below.

What I've Done

I spent the first decade of my career at The Daily Telegraph, ending up as Associate Editor (Comment). During my time at the company I ran the comment department, overseeing its entire opinion output in print and online, as well as working as a columnist, leader writer, science page editor, features editor, news reporter, technology writer and sub-editor.

I then moved to BuzzFeed UK, where I became their first News Director, overseeing their coverage of the 2015 general election campaign as well as the rest of their news output.

Most of my current writing can be found over at CapX. But I've also written for the Financial Times, Telegraph, Spectator, Politico, and others. You can find a few of my favourite articles here. I'm also on Medium and Facebook.

How To Reach Me

The best way to get hold of me is via email at hello@robertcolvile.com. I'm also on Twitter as @rcolvile and can be reached via DM.