Ian Leslie is a London-based journalist and author of critically acclaimed books about human behaviour. Ian writes a regular column for the New Statesman on politics, psychology and culture. Along with Matthew Taylor, CEO of the RSA, he presents a regular podcast called Polarised, about the way we do politics today. Ian is currently writing a new book on “productive disagreement”, which will be published by Faber & Faber (UK) and HarperCollins (US) in 2020. Ian also created, wrote and performed in the BBC radio comedy Before They Were Famous.

Ian’s agent is Toby Mundy, at TMA.

Ian combines his writing career with a communications consultancy. He counsels CEOs, CMOs and CSOs on brand strategy and thought leadership.

Ian is an accomplished keynote speaker who has spoken on curiosity, advertising and creativity to organisations and conferences around the world, from PayPal to Univision to the Norwegian government.

Ian can be contacted via email or on Twitter at @mrianleslie.