Andrew Marr (Chair) has been a political columnist for The Scotsman, The Economist, The Independent, The Express and The Observer. He was editor of The Independent from 1996-8 and has won two 'Columnist of the Year' awards. He has published three books - The Battle for Scotland (Penguin 1992), Ruling Britannia (Michael Joseph/Penguin 1995/6) and The Day Britain Died (Profile, 2000). He has made numerous radio and television programmes, including BBC2's The Battle for Ideas and Channel 4's What if John Smith had Lived? Last summer, he joined the BBC as Political Editor. He is married to Jackie Ashley, broadcaster and political editor of the New Statesman. They have three children and live in West London.