Michael Lawrence (journalist)

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Michael Lawrence (journalist)
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Sydney, Australia
CitizenshipAustralia/United Kingdom
  • Journalist
  • Business leader
OrganizationAsia House

Michael Lawrence is a journalist and business leader. In 2012 he was appointed Chief Executive of Asia House, the London-based think tank and advisory firm focusing on trade, investment and policy in Asia.[1] He previously served as Global Editor, Thomson Reuters[2]


Lawrence began his journalism career as a cadet journalist in Sydney, before working for titles in Australia and the UK.[3] He was Programme Director at LBC Radio between 1989 and 1994 and joined Reuters in 1994 to launch Reuters Financial Television, rising to Global Editor.[4][5]

As Reuters Managing Editor for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Lawrence called for a US investigation into the death of Reuters journalist Waleed Khaled, who was killed in Iraq by US forces on August 28, 2005.[6][7]

Asia house

Lawrence is Chief Executive of Asia House[8], where he oversees the institution's work driving political, economic and commercial engagement between Asia and Europe. As Chief Executive of Asia House, Lawrence has chaired high-level trade dialogues in London, Hong Kong, Singapore, [9] Dubai and Riyadh.

Personal life

Lawrence was born in Sydney, Australia. He lives in London, United Kingdom.

Michael Lawrence in the media



  1. "Michael Lawrence". Asia House. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  2. "Reuters names head of company news coverage". Talking Biz News. September 27, 2010. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  3. "Michael Lawrence Part One". Vimeo. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  4. "Michael Lawrence Pre Campfire". Vimeo. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  5. "Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Visits THOMSON REUTERS". www.chinese-embassy.org.uk. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  6. "One year on: Reuters still have no answers from US army over reporter killing". The Guardian. August 29, 2006. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  7. Twitter, Press Gazette (November 30, 2006). "Reuters calls for military probe into "unlawful" soundman killing". Press Gazette. Retrieved October 25, 2020. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  8. "Asia House Staff". Asia House. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  9. "Asia must create relevance in new global market: Chan Chun Sing". The Straits Times. November 23, 2018. Retrieved October 25, 2020.

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