Management Columnist, Financial Times
Lucy Kellaway is the Financial Times’s management columnist. For over 10 years, her weekly column has poked fun at management fads and jargon with insight, wit and precision and celebrated the ups and downs of office life. Lucy has been the FT’s energy correspondent, Brussels correspondent and written for the Lex Column. She has interviewed a wide variety of CEOs and celebrities for her Business Lunch series.
She has won various prizes including Columnist of the Year in the British Press Awards, the Industrial Society WorkWord Award (twice) and the Wincott Young Financial Journalist Award. Her book, Sense and Nonsense in the Office, was followed by Who Moved My Blackberry? in which she followed a year in the life of her fictional creation, Martin Lukes, through his e-mails.
Her book The Real Office: All The Office Questions You Never Dared To Ask, was described by The Sunday Times as “dispensing water-cooler wisdom, not motivational gobbledygook. (It) gets to the heart of those tricky questions that employees, rather than employers, want answered.”