James Harding

Roles and responsibilities

  • James is a member of the News Group and sits on the Management and Executive Board.

Salary and total remuneration

Salary: £340,000
Total remuneration: £340,000

These details were last updated in August 2013 when James Harding's salary and remuneration were last adjusted.This information is correct as of June 2014.


Last updated April 2013

James Harding was born in London. He was educated at St. Paul's School and studied History at Trinity College, Cambridge. 

He joined the Financial Times in 1994 and, among other things, served as Shanghai Correspondent, Media Editor and Washington Bureau Chief. He joined The Times in 2006 as Business and City Editor and worked as Editor from 2007 to 2012.

He is the author of Alpha Dogs, How Political Spin Became a Global Business.

Expenses and central bookings

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Gifts and Hospitality Register

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  • James Harding had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q3 2013-14
  • James Harding had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q2 2013-14

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