Diana Whittington is the Special Projects Director at the Financial Times, a position she has held for many years. Prior to this, she was the Managing Director of Financial Times Conferences & Events, establishing it as a profitable global business. Diana has organised major events all over the world, many involving working with governments and international organisations at the most senior level.
Before joining the FT, Diana worked in public relations for ICFC (now 3i) and Young & Rubicam – the international advertising agency. She has undertaken consultancy projects for many organisations including Extel, the DTI, the IFC (part of the World Bank) and Chatham House and worked with the UK Government on the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) meeting in London.
Diana has been involved with The Passage – the charity for the homeless in London and SCAS – the Surrey County Agricultural Show. She has lived in Surrey for over 50 years.