Managing Editor (@Christo11)
Christo Hird has had a long and distinguished career in investigative journalism and documentary filmmaking. He is one of the leading exponents of the documentary feature as an effective means of communicating ideas to the broadest possible audience. He began his career as a print journalist working on the Economist, the Daily Mail, the New Statesman, where he was deputy editor, and the Sunday Times, where he was editor of Insight.
Deputy Editor (@Raoldroyd)
Rachel Oldroyd is deputy editor of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. She has been at the Bureau in the position of deputy editor since the organisation’s launch in April 2010. She has worked closely on many of the Bureau’s leading and award-winning projects. Before joining the Bureau, Rachel spent 13 years at the Mail on Sunday, where she worked closely with many of today’s best investigative journalists and launched the award-winning Reportage section in Live magazine. This magazine focused heavily on human rights violations and, under her editorship, won more than a dozen top media awards.
Nick Mathiason (@nickmathiason)
Nick Mathiason has been a journalist for over 20 years working across Fleet Street mostly at the Guardian and Observer where he was business correspondent investigating private equity, access to medicine, tax abuse and corruption stories. Twice shortlisted for major international newspaper awards, Nick has presented packages for BBC Radio 4’s World Tonight and regularly appears on television and radio.
Chris Woods (@chrisjwoods)
Chris Woods leads the Bureau’s covert war project. His work on drones has appeared in the Guardian, the Sunday Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Independent and the New Statesman, and he is a regular radio and TV contributor on the subject. For many years he was based at the BBC, working as a senior current affairs producer on flagship programmes Newsnight and Panorama. More recently, he has written and directed major documentaries for Channel 4′s Dispatches and for Al Jazeera. Chris’s work was recently shortlisted for a Foreign Press Association award.
Print reporter (@Melanie_Newman)
Melanie Newman joined the Bureau in April 2010. Prior to that, she worked as chief reporter and deputy news editor at Times Higher Education. In 2009 she was commended in Private Eye’s Paul Foot Awards for an expose on London Metropolitan University. While at Hospital Doctor magazine (part of Elsevier Health Sciences) she was twice shortlisted for a Norwich Union medical journalism award.
Jack joined the Bureau in February 2012 as a part of the the Covert War team, recording and reporting on US military and CIA operations in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. Before that he graduated from the University of Edinburgh and City University, and worked as a journalist in Geneva and Iraqi Kurdistan.
Will joined the Bureau in June 2012. Prior to that, Will had graduated with degrees from the Australian National University, Sciences-Po Paris and the London School of Economics. Since arriving at the Bureau, Will has worked on stories on the topics of secret justice, whistle blowing, human rights and high frequency trading.
Maeve arrived at the Bureau in September 2011 after winning our young journalist competition. She began as an intern before being hired as a reporter and has worked on investigations into political funding, financial lobbyists, Putin’s hidden wealth, Sudanese aid and the House of Lords, among others. Before joining the Bureau Maeve worked for several NGOs and studied an MA in International Law and Human Rights.
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