Bronwen Maddox

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Bronwen Maddox
Bronwen Maddox (2010)
Bronwen Maddox (2010)
Education St Paul's Girls' School,
Westminster School
Alma mater St John's College, Oxford
Genre non-fiction

Bronwen Maddox (born 7 May 1963) is the Director of the Institute for Government, previously the Foreign Editor of The Times.

Early life and education

Bronwen Maddox was born in New York City and is the daughter of the Welsh science writer John Maddox and the journalist and biographer Brenda Maddox, and elder sister of the novelist and journalist Bruno Maddox.[1] She was educated at two independent schools in London, St Paul's Girls' School and Westminster School, followed by St John's College, Oxford, where she read Philosophy, Politics and Economics.


Maddox has been Director of the Institute for Government since 2016. For the previous five and a half years, she was editor and chief executive of the current affairs and culture monthly Prospect .[2][3] Previously, she spent 14 years at The Times where she was the paper's chief foreign commentator, foreign editor, US editor and Washington bureau chief. She also worked at the Financial Times, where she ran the paper's year-long investigation into the publishing tycoon Robert Maxwell.

Maddox is the author of In Defence of America, a book arguing the case for supporting the US after the Iraq War. Before her career in journalism, she was an investment analyst in the City of London and on Wall Street, and a Director of Kleinwort Benson Securities. She is also a non-executive board member of the Law Commission, the independent body set up by Parliament to review and recommend reform of the law in England and Wales. She is a member of the Council of the Ditchley Foundation, a conference centre which fosters transatlantic relations.[4]


  • In Defence of America, London: Duckworth, 2009. ISBN 9780715637920, OCLC 403437723


  1. ^ Who's Who. A & C Black. January 2007.
  2. ^ Deans, Jason (2010-10-27). "Bronwen Maddox to become chief executive and editor of Prospect". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2018-01-08.
  3. ^ "Bronwen Maddox". Prospect. Retrieved 2018-01-08.
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External links

  • "Bronwen Maddox on U.S.-Transatlantic Relations", C-SPAN, February 17, 2017
  • Jess Bowie, "Bronwen Maddox interview: meet the Institute for Government's new director", Civil Service World

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