Barney Jopson is the FT’s Spain & Portugal correspondent based in Madrid. In a 20-year career at the FT he has previously been Executive News Editor in London and worked as a correspondent in Washington, New York, Nairobi and Tokyo. He began his journalism career writing in Japanese at Nikkei in 2002.
Barney was named as best foreign correspondent in Spain by the International Press Club in his first year in the country. His previous work was recognised with a Society of Publishers in Asia prize and a SABEW Best in Business award in the US. Earlier in his career he won the Wincott Foundation’s young financial journalist of the year award. Barney graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in geography and speaks Spanish and French as well as Japanese.