Antony Barnett is an award-winning investigative journalist who has been a staff reporter for Dispatches since 2007.

He has made several documentaries including Politicians for Hire, which secretly filmed former ministers like Stephen Byers boasting he was a 'cab for hire'. His films have investigated the funding of David Cameron, footballers who fail drugs tests and the plight of those who convert from Islam to Christianity.

More recently he has exposed scandals involving Olympic tickets and the board of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs. His investigations have also featured on Channel 4 News.

Before joining Channel 4 he was the Investigations Editor for The Observer, where he worked for more than 13 years including spells as Public Affairs Editor and Industrial Correspondent.

He was responsible for breaking a number of high-profile stories, including the Hinduja-gate scandal which led to Peter Mandelson's second resignation and he was the first journalist to reveal Mark Thatcher's involvement in the failed coup in Equatorial Guinea.