Angela Mackay is the Managing Director of the Financial Times and Publisher, Professional Education in Asia Pacific. Based in Hong Kong and a member of the FT’s global board, Mackay focuses on developing the significant potential for FT’s operations in the region. This includes the furthering of FT Chinese as a channel for English language and professional education, as well as expanding the combination of FT content and English learning for corporates.
Mackay recently led the FT’s corporate partnership with Nikkei, where content from both news organisations is used as a language learning tool for the Japanese business community through Pearson’s GlobalEnglish products.
Prior to this newly combined role, Mackay spent seven years as the FT’s managing director in Asia Pacific, where she led the FT’s business operations in the region, and before that she led the region’s advertising operations as commercial director. She joined the FT in 2003 on its editorial team, serving as the Asia investment editor for two years.
Before joining the FT, Mackay was Asia editor for Sunday Business from 1998 to 2001. Other positions she has held include contributor to the Sunday Telegraph, editor at The Economist Group, supervising producer at CNBC, deputy news editor at The Times newspaper in London, UK correspondent for the Australian Financial Review and speechwriter for ministers in the Hong Kong government. She began her career in journalism as a graduate cadet on the Australian Financial Review in Sydney.
Mackay is currently a member of the Pearson Asia Pacific ABC Committee and on the boards of the HK International Literary Festival, Common Purpose and the Sovereign Art Foundation.