Journalist and Broadcaster
Keith Aitken is Chair of the Business Events Leaders’ Summit.
Keith is an award-winning journalist, author, broadcaster and one of Scotland’s busiest conference facilitators. In 1995, after more than 15 years on The Scotsman in senior editorial roles (notably Parliamentary Correspondent, Industrial Editor, Chief Leader Writer) he launched a successful freelance business and has since written for numerous UK and overseas publications, not least as a columnist for The Herald, Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday, and Holyrood Magazine.
He currently writes a weekly column, now in its 17th year, in the Scottish Daily Express, for which he also compiles a weekly prize crossword and reviews opera. Keith is Scotland Correspondent for Public Finance magazine, author of a critically acclaimed history of the Scottish labour movement, and has worked extensively as a BBC radio presenter. He is a visiting lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University, and a Trustee of the National Mining Museum of Scotland.