The lecture will take place at Stationers’ Hall on Monday, 25 March.
Simon Fox, who in 1989 founded office supplies retailer Office World, went on to work for Kingfisher and HMV before taking the CEO’s role at Trinity Mirror which rebranded as Reach Plc in 2018. Reach is the UK's largest commercial news publisher across over 100 print and digital brands including Daily Mirror, Daily Express, Daily Star, OK! magazine and regional titles.
According to the Stationers’ Company, the lecture will touch on the state of the news industry; the need for digital transformation but also the enduring power and influence of print. His principal message will be that the need for high-quality professional journalism has never been greater.