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Who contributes to Trust Online?


David Smith is economics editor and an assistant editor and policy adviser for The Sunday Times and a visiting professor at Cardiff University. His latest book is The Age of Instability: The Global Financial Crisis and What Comes Next.

Edward Russell-Walling writes on financial economic affairs for titles including The Financial Times, New Statesman and The Banker. His book, The House of Money: A History of the Great Banks, from Medici to Goldman Sachs, will be published by Atlantic Books in 2011.  

Jennifer Hill is an award-winning British journalist and started her own media consultancy, mediahill in January 2010. She is the former deputy Money editor of The Sunday Times and personal finance editor of The Scotsman.  

Heather Connon has been a financial journalist for 25 years, writing for the Observer, The Independent and The Evening Standard. She currently contributes to the Guardian, Prospect Magazine and Money Observer, among others.  

Heather Farmbrough worked in the city as a stockbroker and fund manager before joining the Financial Times where she was Junior Markets and Smaller Companies correspondent. She has contributed to publications including Weekend FT, and Management Today and broadcast on Radio 4.

William Kay won the Association of British Insurers’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. He was Money Editor for The Sunday Times Money and Personal Finance Editor for The Independent. His books include Pasadena Parade, a novel, Lord of the Dance: the story of Gerry Robinson and The Bosses.  

Philip Inman is economics correspondent of the Guardian and the Observer. He is the author of Managing your Debt, a Which? essential guide and has also worked at Accountancy Age, Business Age and Computer Weekly.  

Colin Renton is an investment writer in the Institutional Clients Department of Baillie Gifford. He joined the firm in May 2007 having spent the previous seven years in similar roles with two other investment managers. Colin has more than 20 years experience in financial services and holds professional qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland and the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Simon Middleton is the author of Build A Brand In 30 Days and is one of the UK's most in-demand independent brand strategy advisors. He is the writer and presenter of The Brand Effect, and appears on Virgin1 as advisor to Duncan Bannatyne in The Great British Holiday Show. 

Peter Acton is currently writing a book on industry in Classical Athens. He studied Classics at Oxford before acquiring an MBA from Stanford and spending 20 years with The Boston Consulting Group, where he was head of the Melbourne Office.  

Gill Hollis worked in investment for 20 years in London, Los Angeles and Edinburgh, including at Baillie Gifford. Latterly she has worked freelance, editing and writing articles for several publications, including The Scotsman and as editor of A History of Scottish Mortgage.