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Nik Gowing

Nik Gowing

Director, Thinking the Unthinkable (TTU)

Nik Gowing is founder and director of the Thinking the Unthinkable (TTU) project. Since 2014 it has investigated why leaders – both corporate and political – struggle in the new era of global disruption. The acute challenges for leadership on sustainability, biodiversity, nature  and the climate emergency are a core focus of TTU’s work. Look at where we are now!

Nik was a main news presenter for BBC World News (1996-2014), presenting The Hub with Nik Gowing, BBC World Debates and Dateline London. For 18 years he worked at ITN as bureau chief in Rome and Warsaw, and diplomatic editor for Channel Four News. He has been a member of the councils of Chatham House, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), Overseas Development Institute; board of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy; and advisory council at Wilton Park. Nik has been a visiting professor at Kings College, London and at Nanyang University, Singapore. He received honorary doctorates from Exeter University and Bristol University. He is now a Distinguished Fellow at the RUSI.

June 2023