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College & OF History: 1975-2000
Into the Third Millennium
Framlingham College...
By John Maulden


Obituaries>> Angus Hindley


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Angus Hindley


The following Obituary appeared in the Guardian on 1 November 2012:
Angus Hindley, who has died suddenly, aged 47, on a flight from London to Tokyo, was a highly respected and well-liked Middle East business journalist. He had worked for almost 25 years for Middle East Economic Digest (MEED), building up unrivalled knowledge of construction projects in the region and creating an extensive network of contacts in business and government. There was a genuine warmth and mutual regard in his relationships with many of these contacts, although Angus was also keenly aware of the limits that must be placed on any friendship between journalist and source.
Angus was born in Ottershaw, Surrey, but brought up in Suffolk and educated there at Framlingham college. He joined MEED in 1989 after completing a BA in Arabic and politics at Durham University and an MA in the political economy of the Middle East at Exeter University. He quickly showed an aptitude for extracting confidential information from people doing business in the Middle East about the contracts they were pursuing. This required discretion and accuracy, qualities that Angus possessed in abundance.
Never a headline-grabber, he nevertheless took intense pride in his work. He also trained and mentored dozens of colleagues, who appreciated his patience and readiness to share his knowledge.
In the early 1990s Angus agreed to go to Dubai to open a MEED office. For some time this was a one-man operation, but it later grew rapidly and the city is now home to the magazine's headquarters. Since 2007, Angus had run MEED's research division from London. He lived in Woodbridge, Suffolk, with his partner, Alison, and their two boys, Joe and Tom.
Angus loved to get away to his family's holiday home on the Isle of Arran where he enjoyed fishing and golf. He was also a lifelong supporter of Derby County FC, having spent part of his childhood in the city during the heyday of Brian Clough and Dave Mackay
Besides Alison and their sons, he is survived by his parents, Stephen and Jenny, his brothers, Nick and Daniel, and a sister, Jane.


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