Our Team

Our team – based in London and Nairobi.

Simon Bowers

Simon is our Investigations Editor. He joined Finance Uncovered in November 2020 after four years as European Co-Ordinator at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

Before that he spent 19 years at The Guardian in the UK, where he was a senior reporter working on tax and financial investigations. Simon’s reporting has featured in some of the world’s most prestigious news media.

He has also given a TEDx talk on a collaborative investigation into Nike’s pan-European tax avoidance activities. He has been part of collaborative reporting teams that have won several awards, including three George Polk awards for Financial Journalism (Panama Papers, Paradise Papers, LuxLeaks) and a Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting (Panama Papers).

Lionel Faull

Lionel is chief reporter at Finance Uncovered, having joined us in January 2017. He began his career as a journalist at the Mail & Guardian newspaper in South Africa before joining the country’s pre-eminent non-profit investigations team, amaBhungane, in 2011.

He has worked on several award-winning team investigations, including the GuptaLeaks in 2017, the Panama Papers in 2016, and lavish state spending on then-President Jacob Zuma’s private home in 2013. He has also freelanced for the Daily Telegraph and The Guardian in the UK.

His investigative interests include following the money flows behind mega-infrastructure procurement and natural resource exploitation, as well as exposing the professional enablers of grand corruption.

Ted Jeory

Ted joined Finance Uncovered as Co-Director in January 2017. He is an award-winning journalist who changed career from accountancy in 2002, having worked for the likes of JP Morgan and Mobil Oil.

Since then he has worked as a general news, politics and social affairs reporter and editor in local and national newspapers. He also spent many years writing an acclaimed blog about the corrupted politics of Tower Hamlets in east London.

He is passionate about journalism being a force for good at grass-roots levels and while deputy editor of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, he created the idea for its award-winning Bureau Local project.

Nick Mathiason

Nick Mathiason is a founder and Co-Director of Finance Uncovered. He has been a business and financial journalist for close to 30 years and has broken a sizeable number of impactful stories that have had international prominence. He was one of the first UK journalists to report on industrial scale tax avoidance.

Subjects investigated include developing countries access to medicine, vulture funds, labour issues and the growth of private equity.

Formerly a business correspondent at The Observer, The Guardian, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and the Big Issue magazine for the homeless, Nick has been shortlisted for major international journalism prizes on numerous occasions.

Purity Mukami

Purity joined us in January 2021 and works as a reporter in Kenya.

She began her career as a statistics lecturer at various Kenyan universities, then as a banker and researcher before switching to investigative journalism.

A specialist data journalist, Purity has a successful track record in following the money, investigating social networks and identifying stories using statistical methods and open source intelligence.

Most recently, Purity worked at leading Kenyan independent investigative media outlet, Africa Uncensored. She has also worked with BBC Africa Eye, the ICIJ and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project.