Lawson Muncaster is one of the most recognised and well-connected men in the British media. He is one of the founders of City AM, Britain’s most widely-read daily business newspaper, and has been managing director of the paper since its inception in 2005. In that time, the paper has grown in circulation, influence and profitability, and is currently embarking on a major investment in its on-line presence.
A native of Irvine, Scotland, his extensive media career began at Scottish TV in 1988, and was followed by a move to London, where he worked for Eurosport. He was promoted to UK sales director for Eurosport, before becoming sales director with outdoor advertising company, Mills and Allen, in 1997. He moved back to television in 1999, joining the cable network CNN as sales director covering the UK and Scandinavia. Prior to the foundation of City AM, he was vice-president of global sales for the free newspaper group, Metro International. Aged 48, Lawson is married with four children and has homes in London and North Berwick. He is a single figure golfer and he supports Celtic FC.