Before hosting Radio 4’s lunchtime news briefing Sarah co-presented the station’s flagship programme. The former stockbroker has also anchored Newsnight and conducted long-form interviews for HARDtalk.


Sarah Montague hosts Radio 4’s daily news briefing The World at One, and for almost 20 years was one of the presenters of the agenda-setting Today programme. She has also been a regular on the BBC News Channel and BBC World’s HARDtalk, and presented Newsnight and Breakfast with Frost.

Sarah originally worked as a stockbroker and Eurobond dealer before starting her own business with Nick Wheeler, the founder of the Charles Tyrwhitt shirt company. She later joined Reuters and Channel TV in Guernsey, before moving to Sky to cover business stories. When the BBC launched its rolling news service News 24, Sarah joined the corporation where she has stayed.

She also presents documentaries and series for Radio 4 including The Educators, Cathy Come Home and Reith Revisited. She is an incisive, charming and naturally authoritative conference moderator.


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Event - 30/04/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Understanding AI Now

Priya Lakhani and Anne-Marie Imafidon

We were joined at 87 Barts Close by three brilliant speakers on a panel that delved into the complex world of Artificial Intelligence. Over the hour our panellists de-mystified AI, speaking about AI’s immense promise for enhancing our lives, alongside the apprehension it has generated regarding job security, privacy infringement, and ethical considerations.


87 Barts Close, 87 Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7EB


Event - 06/02/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Looking Ahead to International Women’s Day

Samira Ahmed, Eniola Aluko, Julia Gillard, and Alex Mahon

We were joined by four fantastic speakers to look ahead at International Women’s Day. With the theme of this year’s event being #InspireInclusion, we were lucky enough to hear from four women who have each blazed a trail in their respective fields: CEO of Channel 4, Alex Mahon; the former Australian Prime Minister and Chair of Kings’ Global Institute of Women’s Leadership, Julia Gillard; one of the leading voices in football, Eniola Aluko MBE; and broadcaster and journalist, Samira Ahmed.


Bishopsgate Institute, London