New Editor for @CapX

Lord Saatchi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Centre for Policy Studies, announces the appointment of Robert Colvile as the new Editor of CapX.

“I am delighted that Robert has agreed to take over from Iain Martin as Editor of CapX. Iain has achieved great success in building CapX into one of the leading platforms for the best of the world’s thinking on free markets and competition. Robert is now the ideal individual to build on Iain’s achievements, combining both journalistic expertise and a deep knowledge of new media. As well as having been Head of Comment at the Telegraph and News Director at BuzzFeed, he is the author of the prescient pamphlet, ‘Politics, Policy and the Internet’ (published by the Centre for Policy Studies in 2007), while his recent book, ‘The Great Acceleration: How the World is getting Faster, Faster’, has been widely acclaimed as a fascinating insight into how the disruptive forces of technology are rapidly changing nearly every aspect of modern life.”

Robert Colvile comments:

“I’m very excited to be joining CapX and would like to thank Iain Martin and the team for their pioneering work. In a world that’s changing faster than ever, CapX’s founding mission has never been more important – to help people navigate those changes by providing a platform for the best thinking and writing on politics, free markets and ideas from across the world.”

Iain Martin comments:

“In just two years, CapX has established itself as a leading medium for the world’s best thinking on free markets and on why true capitalism has successfully lifted billions of individuals out of poverty. I am very proud of the team’s achievements and am sure that, under Robert’s direction, CapX will continue to thrive.”


  1. CapX delivers the best writing on politics, economics, markets and ideas, underpinned by a commitment to make the case for popular capitalism to an élite global audience of senior politicians, civil servants, opinion formers and business leaders. Since its launch, it has attracted over 5 million page views from over 1 million users. To sign up to its daily newsletter, featuring both exclusive comment from a stable of over 100 writers and aggregated content from around the world, click here.
  2. Robert Colvile is the former Head of Comment at the Telegraph and news director of BuzzFeed UK, and author of ‘The Great Acceleration: How the World is Getting Faster, Faster‘ (Bloomsbury).
  3. Iain Martin is a former editor of The Scotsman and was a senior executive at the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph. His latest book is ‘Crash, Bang, Wallop: The Inside Story of London’s Big Bang and a Financial Revolution that Changed the World’ (Sceptre).

Date Added: Friday 9th September 2016