Following a two-term run from now-former Financial Times editor Lionel Barber, Micklethwait joins the Charity with the experience of overseeing editorial content across all platforms of business and market news provider Bloomberg, including online, print and radio properties.
His extensive career prior to joining Bloomberg in 2015 includes 28 years at The Economist, where he rose to editor-in-chief in 2006. He entered the editorial world from a career in banking at Chase Manhattan after studying history at Oxford University.
Micklethwait said: “The Printing Charity does a fantastic job looking after people of all ages – with help ranging from financial assistance and sector-specific training initiatives to being a friendly voice at the end of the phone for people in challenging circumstances.
“It is a great honour to follow Lionel Barber as president, and I’m looking forward to being involved with our sector’s occupational charity this year.”
Micklethwait has co-authored six books, his latest being The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State. He has been a trustee of the British Museum and a Pulitzer judge, and also sits on the board of overseers at the Columbia Journalism Review.