Michael Skapinker is a Financial Times Associate Editor and writes a weekly column on business and society. He joined the FT in 1986 and has held many positions, including FT Weekend editor, management editor and Special Reports Editor. He was born in South Africa and educated at Witwatersrand and Cambridge universities. He was awarded the Work Foundation Members' Award for his contribution to the understanding of working life in 2003, was named WorkWorld Media Awards columnist of the year in 2008, Editorial Intelligence Awards top business commentator in 2012 and top business ethics commentator in 2015.
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