David Fickling


337a Wightman Rd, London N8 0NA

Tel: 020 8348 2192 Mob: 07980 007924

Email: dave@davidfickling.com




2009-               Financial Times; Construction and support services reporter

                        wBroke stories of capital raisings by Wolseley and SIG and Taylor Wimpey and Crest Nicholson refinancings

wCovered more than 50 companies with market caps that would place them in the S&P/ASX 100; interviewed senior executives on a daily basis

wWrote breaking news, interviews, company comments and analysis

2007-9             Financial Times; Americas world news editor

                        wCommissioned and edited all copy for US and Americas, liaising regularly with more than two dozen correspondents

                        wLead editing of major events including US presidential elections, the subprime crisis, credit crunch and recession, Latin American resources boom

2006-7             Financial Times; floating world page editor

                        wResponsible for commissioning and editing copy from all regions of the world on a day-to-day basis

                        wEdited special coverage of Somalia conflict and US ethanol industry

2005-6             The Guardian / Guardian Unlimited; freelance

      wWorked as assistant world news editor for the Guardian and reporter for Guardian Unlimited

2002-4             The Guardian / the Observer; Australia and Pacific correspondent.

wBroke major stories on Tasmanian logging industry, Australia-East Timor oil deals, Solomon Islands unrest, refugee legal appeals

wCovered Australian response to Bali bombing, News Corp relisting in US, BA-Qantas stake sale, Peter Falconio case, Iraq war, water policy and refugee policy

wRegular columnist for the Guardian Weekly and Guardian Unlimited

2000-02                      Metro newspaper, London; reporter

wGeneral news reporter covering mainly politics, business, arts, science and health

wCovered September 11 attacks and Afghan war; chief political reporter for 2001 general election




1999-2000       Postgraduate diploma, Newspaper journalism (City University, London)

1995-1998       MA English literature (Queens’ College, Cambridge); double first. Betha Rylands prize; Hughes prize; foundation scholarship.




Shorthand to 120wpm; full, clean driving licence; working knowledge of French. Photographs have appeared in news and features pages of the Guardian and the Observer.


References will be forwarded upon request