Andreas Whittam Smith CBE, (born 13 June 1937), in Birkenhead, Cheshire, is a British financial journalist, was one of the co-founders of The Independent newspaper in October 1986, and is a former president of the British Board of Film Classification. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British Order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. Events 1525 - Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the Celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for Year 1937 ( MCMXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Birkenhead is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral in Merseyside, England. Cheshire (or archaically the County of Chester) is a county in North West England. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located A journalist (also called a newspaperman) is a person who practices Journalism, the gathering and dissemination of information about current events trends The Independent is a British compact Newspaper published by Tony O'Reilly 's Independent News & Media. The British Board of Film Classification ( BBFC) originally British Board of Film Censors, is the organisation responsible for Film, DVD
The son of a parish priest, he was educated at Birkenhead School, and at Keble College, Oxford. Birkenhead School is an independent co-educational school located on the Wirral, in the north-west of England Keble College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. Most of his career has been spent in the City in journalism, including as city editor of The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph, and as editor of the Investors Chronicle and Stock Exchange Gazette. The Guardian (until 1959 The Manchester Guardian) is a British Newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group. For "The Daily Telegraph" in Australia see The Daily Telegraph (Australia. He was a founder and first editor of The Independent newspaper from 1986 to 1993. Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) He still contributes articles on a regular basis.
On 6 March 2002 The Queen approved Whittam Smith's appointment as First Church Estates Commissioner. Events 1079 - Omar Khayyám completes the Iranian calendar. 1454 - Thirteen Years' War: Delegates of See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. He is also chairman of the Financial Ombudsman Service, a director of Independent News and Media (UK), Vice Chairman of Tunbridge Wells Equitable Friendly Society, also a vice-president of the National Council for One Parent Families. He was appointed president of the British Board of Film Classification in 1998, instigating liberalisation of film and video censorship, a post from which he resigned in 2002. The British Board of Film Classification ( BBFC) originally British Board of Film Censors, is the organisation responsible for Film, DVD See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Later that year he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British Order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V.
|Editor of The Independent|
1986 - 1993
George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood
|President of the British Board of Film Classification|
1998 - 2002