Jeff Katz started his working life as a copy boy at The New York Times.


Following service in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War, he worked on a variety of publications in the UK and US, eventually becoming deputy editor of an English provincial newspaper.


In 1987 he was invited to join the American investigation company Kroll Associates in London and in 1995 was appointed the company's Director of European Operations. He left Kroll in 1998 and became Chief Executive of the Bishop Group, overseeing investigations around the world.