Nick Kochan has extensive experience as an author and journalist in the fields of banking, management and forensic studies. His books on corruption, white collar crime and British politics have won acclaim. His biography of Gordon Brown, when he was UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, broke new ground. Brown subsequently became the British Prime Minister.
Kochan’s book, ‘Corruption: The New Corporate Challenge’, has been hailed as an essential and pioneering analysis of the UK Bribery Act, and other corruption-related issues.
As a journalist, Kochan contributes to leading national newspapers and British and US magazines. These include the Financial Times and The Independent.
Kochan is an accomplished conference speaker and conference moderator. He has addressed conferences hosted by The Economist magazine, the Financial Times, a number of government agencies in the field of law enforcement and private companies.
Nick Kochan was educated at Magdalen College School, Oxford and Fitzwilliam College, in the University of Cambridge. He has an honours degree in Classics and English.
Freelance newspaper and magazine journalism
Nick Kochan contributes to a large number of publications including The Economist, The Independent, The Financial Times, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sunday Telegraph, The Guardian, New Statesman, Euromoney magazine and ‘Director’.
Radio and television journalism
He appears regularly on BBC TV and Sky TV as a political and economics pundit, commenting on banking issues, contemporary politics and finance.
In 1990, Kochan researched a Despatches programme for Channel Four about the Guinness stock scandal. He researched a documentary on the collapse in 2008/9 of the Royal Bank of Scotland in the course of the economic crisis, for BBC television. Kochan interviewed 12 British businessmen for two series of six radio programmes about British entrepreneurs, for BBC Radio Four. These included the late Robert Maxwell.