Neil Hume in commodities editor of the Financial Times, a role he has held since September 2013. He covers the global trade of natural resources, such as iron ore, coal, copper and wheat as well as the political, social and economics of the commodities industry and trading houses.
Mr Hume joined the FT as senior stock markets correspondent in 2006. He also helped found FT Alphaville, the FT’s awarded winning markets blog. He became editor of Alphaville in 2010 before being appointed the FT’s Australia correspondent in 2012.
In addition to editing Alphaville, Mr Hume has written a weekly column for the FT and won best scoop article at the M&A International Media Awards in 2008 for his story on the InBev’s takeover of Budweiser. Prior to joining the FT, he spent six years on The Guardian’s business desk.
Mr Hume graduated from the University of Warwick with a degree in History and Politics.