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The Reuter Society

The Reuter Society is a club or social network for anyone who has ever worked for Reuters, or Thomson Reuters, and wants to keep in touch with former colleagues.  

Founded in 1990, the Society states in its Rules that its first purpose is “to preserve and continue the comradeship developed among the Members during their work for Reuters”.


It is independent and neutral: “The Society shall not adopt or express a view of its own on any questions or topics.”


The overall purpose is to promote socialising and networking among professionals from the business of news and financial services, communications and information technology.




Members may have worked for any branch of the Reuters or Thomson Reuters group, anywhere in the world, in editorial, finance, legal, HR, communications, marketing, sales and technical.




The Society has its virtual headquarters in London, with about 260 subscribing members around the world. In addition it has a lively virtual network that is spreading internationally through the social media Linkedin and Facebook. A Reuter Society of America has its own Facebook group.


The Society is run by a committee drawn from all branches of the Company.


They are Steve Somerville (chairman), Corinna Stowell (secretary), Tony Keating (treasurer), Nancy BobrowitzMichael CoolingPeter GregsonBarry May and John Ransom.




Faced with the Covid pandemic in 2020, the Society switched from physical to online meetings (see The Baron’s Briefings).


Previously, we had held four regular members’ meetings a year, usually at St Bride’s Institute off Fleet Street, London, with a speaker followed by a convivial buffet reception. Speakers ranged from senior Thomson Reuters executives to colleagues with a good post-Reuters story to tell, such as thriller writer Frederick Forsyth. Following the end of the Covid restrictions, we started to hold lunchtime social events (without speakers) while continuing with the online Briefings.  


Partners are most welcome to join in the Society’s activities, online or in person.

Communications in a Time of Plague

Reuter Society groups on 




See The Baron's Briefings for speakers since July 2020.

Prior to the pandemic, most speakers talked at Reuter Society meetings held at St Bride's Institute, off Fleet Street, London. ■

David Ure

Tuesday 4 March 2014

Andrew Rashbass

Tuesday 3 December 2013

Jonathan Fenby

Thursday 10 October 2013

Brian Cathcart

Tuesday 18 June 2013

Alan Riding

Friday 24 May 2013

Reuter Society feeds the Elephant

Tuesday 8 March 2011

Marcus Ferrar

Thursday 7 March 2013

Bob Etherington

Thursday 6 December 2012

Monique Villa

Tuesday 9 October 2012

Ian Capps

Thursday 7 June 2012

Rodney Pinder

Thursday 8 December 2011

Michael Nelson

Friday 25 November 2011

Manfred Pagel

Tuesday 11 October 2011

Stephen Adler

Monday 19 September 2011

Paul Farrelly

Thursday 9 June 2011

Anthony Grey

Tuesday 1 March 2011

Tom Glocer

Tuesday 7 December 2010

John Lowe

Thursday 7 October 2010

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