David Smith

Longstanding Economics Editor for the Sunday Times & Senior Financial Journalist of the Year

  • Economics Editor of The Sunday Times since 1989
  • Former economic report for Lloyds Bank
  • Awarded the 2004 Senior Financial Journalist of the Year, 2013 Economics Commentator of the Year Award and 2014 Business Journalist of the Year Award
  • Visiting Professor at Cardiff University and Nottingham University

Discover David Smith’s biography of published work below.

The Rise and Fall of Monetarism
The Rise and Fall of Monetarism
Free Lunch: Easily Digestible Economics
Free Lunch: Easily Digestible Economics

When David Smith is booked for webinars and virtual events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

Global Economics
International Finance
Europe and the Euro
Financial Crisis
Financial Services
Brexit
British Journalism

A pioneer in the fields of economics, politics and international relationships, virtual keynote speaker David Smith is the go-to expert on all things finance. His leading knowledge is credited to a 30-year long career as The Sunday Times’ Economics Editor, a role he has held since 1989. He has operated at the forefront of history-defining recessions and referendums, witnessing first-hand the fickle nature of global economics. David is the ideal speaker for online conferences and industry exhibitions, due to his leading insight.

Best known as the Economics Editor of The Sunday Times, David has written content for the likes of CBI’s Business Voice and the Tax Journal. His topics include global economics, financial predictions and the housing markets, valuable subjects for general readers and business owners alike. When booked as a virtual conference speaker, David expands upon such topics, to supply audiences with an insight into the all-encompassing world of economics.

His work as both an Economics Editor and Columnist has been recognised with several awards, including the 2004 Senior Financial Journalist of the Year, 2013 Economics Commentator of the Year Award and 2014 Business Journalist of the Year Award. Throughout his career, David has thrived with several influential organisations, like Lloyds Bank as their Economic Report Writer and Financial Weekly as their Deputy Editor, reflecting his exceptional insight.

Aside from his professional roles, David has also published several financial books, including Mrs Thatcher’s Economics, The Rise and Fall of Monetarism and Free Lunch: Easily Digestible Economics. He is also a respected academic, having lectured for Cardiff University and Nottingham University, at campuses around the globe. David is one of the globe’s leading finance speakers, making him an essential addition to online conferences and exhibitions.

Official Testimonials

David Smith is regularly booked to engage audiences at virtual events, read their latest feedback below:

“David Smith was a fantastic choice to launch the Leicester Business Festival. He tailored the speech to the region, as well as having extensive national/internal knowledge on the economy.”- David, Trinity Plc 

“David Smith was a fantastic choice to launch the Leicester Business Festival. He tailored the speech to the region, as well as having extensive national/internal knowledge on the economy.”- Tiffany, LLEP

“From us, it was great. David was very personable, informed and kept the speech exactly to brief, adding a little humour.”- Amy, Enterprise Holdings 

To enquire about David Smith for your next virtual event or webinar, simply contact The Online Speakers Agency via agent@virtualonlinespeakersagency.com or call a booking agent on 0207 1010 553.