Hope William-Smith is the incoming Editor for Professional Advisor, and currently Deputy Editor at Professional Pensions. She first joined the magazine as News Editor in 2019 from Money Marketing where she covered pensions and investment news on the retail side of the market. Hope started work as a cadet at The International Business Times in Sydney and was Features Editor at FE FundInfo in Australia before relocating to the UK.
Hope was highly commended for Willis Towers Watson's DB Journalist of the Year in 2021, and shortlisted for Headline Money’s Rising Star of the Year and Financial Health and Life Insurance Journalist of the Year awards in 2019. She graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2015 with a Master of Law, Media and Journalism.
Prior to that, she completed a BA in Politics and International Relations at the University of Sydney. Outside of work, she enjoys playing sports, learning languages, and travelling.