David Leigh is one of Britain’s best-known investigative journalists, who in 2015 led the Guardian team which exposed the tax evasion activities of the HSBC bank, in collaboration with BBC Panorama, the Washington DC-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), and Le Monde in Paris. He is currently the Anthony Sampson Professor of Reporting at City University London, and was full-time Investigations Editor of the Guardian newspaper 2000-2013. He is one of the founder members of the ICIJ and a former trustee of the Centre for Investigative Journalism in London.
He handled the Guardian’s publication in 2010 of the ground-breaking Manning/Wikileaks disclosures and co-wrote a book about it with Luke Harding. He then worked with the Guardian to manage the mass NSA-GCHQ intelligence leaks obtained from Edward Snowden.  He has written several other books and won numerous UK and international journalism awards over a 40-year career.