Publishing Advisory Board

Our Publishing Advisory Board provides the Centre with professional support from senior members of the publishing industry

Jonathan Glasspool

Industry Advisory Board Chair

Bonhill PLC

Jonathan Glasspool is Chair of Bonhill PLC; Non-executive Director, Edinburgh University Press; Chair of Governors at Bath Spa University; Chair of Trustees at Mall Galleries and Econscia Ltd.  He was formerly Managing Director at Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.  Previous jobs include Publisher with Reed Elsevier in Singapore, Melbourne and Oxford. Bloomsbury Academic & Professional was awarded Academic, Educational & Professional Publisher of the Year in Bookseller Industry Awards for both 2013 and … More...

Mark Allin

Mark Allin has over 30 years experience in the publishing industry. He has worked in Asia, the United States and Europe across educational, academic and trade publishing. He has worked as an entrepreneur and for large global players. He spent 17 years at John Wiley & Sons, latterly as COO and then CEO.

Now back in the UK, he is working as a mentor, advisor and consultant while pursuing interests … More...

Ian Bannerman

Ian Bannerman is an advisor to a range of digital businesses, with a focus on online learning and education. He has broad experience in Academic Publishing, most recently as Managing Director at Taylor & Francis, part of Informa PLC, and previously as Sales Director at Blackwell Publishing.

Al Bertrand

Georgetown University Press

Al Bertrand is Director of Georgetown University Press.  Previously, he was Editor in Chief and Associate Publishing Director at Princeton University Press.  His other roles include Editorial Director, Social Science and Humanities Books at Wiley-Blackwell and Publisher at Blackwell Publishing in Oxford.

Emma Bourne

Macmillan Education

Emma Bourne is the Managing Director of the Schools Division, Macmillan Education. She has worked in a variety of roles in the international educational publishing sector for Heinemann, Nelson Thornes  as International Director, and Board member and Oxford University Press as International Development Director, ELT before joining Macmillan in December 2013. Prior to that she worked for a company specialising in supply to the International Schools market.  She is the current … More...

Andre Breedt

Nielsen Book Research International

Andre Breedt is Managing Director at Nielsen Book Research International

Mary Cannam

Faber and Faber

Mary is Managing Director of Faber and Faber, and has been at Faber since 2003. Prior roles at Faber include Chief Operating Officer and Finance Director. She is also a Trustee of New Writing North.

Before Faber Mary spent 9 years with Waterstone’s in a variety of roles, including Branch Manager and roles in the Operations Department, at Head Office. She also worked at HarperCollins for a year. She was … More...

Catherine Clarke

Literary Agent

Catherine Clarke was Publishing Director of the Trade Books Department at OUP for several years before she joined Felicity Bryan as an agent in 2001. She represents a broad range of writers of serious non-fiction, including biography, philosophy, science, and history. She also represents a number of bestselling and prizewinning writers for children and young adults. She became Managing Director of Felicity Bryan Associates in 2010. In 2017 she was … More...

Liz Ferguson


Liz Ferguson is VP for Publishing Development at Wiley

David Fickling

David Fickling Books

David Fickling is a children’s book editor and publisher. He started his career with Oxford University Press in 1977, moving on to Transworld and then to Scholastic UK. In 1999, David formed his own imprint in Oxford, David Fickling Books.  The imprint is now based with Random House and publishes about a dozen titles per year in the US, Australia and New Zealand as well as the UK.  Recent titles … More...

Richard Fisher

Yale University Press

Richard Fisher is Deputy Chairman of Yale University Press and Academic and Policy Correspondent of the Independent Publishers Guild. Formerly Managing Director of Academic Publishing at Cambridge University Press, Richard has worked in academic publishing for nearly forty years. He is also Associate Editor (Sport) of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, a non-Executive Director of Edinburgh UP and currently the external member of the British Academy Publications Committee. Much … More...

Sophie Goldsworthy

Oxford University Press

Sophie is Director of Content Strategy and Acquisition for Oxford University Press. Her role includes the development and direction of Oxford’s content strategy across the global research publishing business, aligning Oxford’s commissioning with the evolving content needs of the university sector, and working to maximise the reach, impact, and amplification of the scholarship Oxford publishes. She also plays an active role in coaching and mentoring within the wider business, and … More...

Mandy Hill

Cambridge University Press

As Managing Director of Academic Publishing at Cambridge University Press, Mandy is responsible to Press Syndicate for the quality, performance and strategic direction of publishing worldwide across the breadth of the Press’ academic portfolio. She is a member of the Press Board, and of the Academic Publishing Committee of the Press Syndicate. She is also currently a member of the Publishing Board of the Royal Society, a Director on the … More...

Jamie Hodder-Williams

Hodder & Stoughton

Jamie started his career working for a small chain of Scottish booksellers, before joining Hodder & Stoughton as a Management trainee, working in a variety of roles in editorial and sales before becoming Marketing Director of Hodder & Stoughton in 1994.  He has been the Managing Director of Hodder & Stoughton since 2002, managing a division that includes General Fiction, publishing major brands like Stephen King, John Grisham, Jodi Picoult and … More...

Emma House

Publishers Association

Emma House is the Trade & International Director for the Publishers Association. She graduated in 1995 with a BA (hons) in Spanish and Business Studies and spent the first 7 years of her career in magazine publishing with EMAP, IIR and Reed Business International. She joined The London Book Fair in 2001 and spent 7 years in the organisation of the fair latterly as Head of International Development before leaving … More...

Anne Kitson


Anne Kitson is currently Managing Director of The Lancet and Cell Press, based in London and Cambridge, MA and part of RELX plc.  With over 30 years of experience in the publishing industry, Anne has been at Elsevier for 21 years.  Previous roles have been across editorial, marketing, production and sales, and included products from academic books, trade and reference, B2B newsletters and scholarly journals.  Before joining Elsevier Anne worked … More...

Michael A Mabe

International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers

Michael Mabe is Chief Executive Officer of the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (known as STM) and has thirty-five years’ experience of academic publishing. After growing up on the Sussex coast of England, he read chemistry and did research into Carbon Dating at Oxford University, joining Oxford University Press in 1980. Prior to leading STM, he held a number of senior publishing and management positions at the … More...

Iain MacGregor

Publishing Director Non Fiction, Simon & Schuster UK

Iain MacGregor has worked in the publishing industry for twenty-five years. He has led successful non-fiction teams that have published a variety of both domestic and international bestselling authors, delivering bestsellers for Bruce Springsteen, Hillary Clinton, Professor Brian Cox, Bob Woodward, Simon Schama, John Nichol, Benjamin Zephaniah and Sir Ranulph Fiennes. He is the author of To Hell on a Bike (2014) and Checkpoint Charlie (2019).

Lindsay Nadin


Lindsay Nadin is Director of Primary Learning Services and Direct to Learner, within Pearson’s UK Schools business. Lindsay has 16 years’ experience within educational publishing, working in Primary, Secondary and International roles. With her specialism in primary reading, Lindsay was instrumental in developing Pearson’s ground-breaking reading programme, Bug Club, and more recently, led the team behind the DfE-accredited primary maths programme, Power Maths. To support Pearson’s mission of helping people … More...

Jeremy North

Taylor & Francis

Jeremy North is the British-born managing director of book publishing at Taylor & Francis Group, which includes the prestigious Routledge imprint. Based in London, he is responsible for book publishing activities in the UK, US, China, India, and other global locations. He has over 25 years’ publishing experience in roles in Sales, Editorial, Finance & Accounting, and general management. He has overseen the acquisition of more than 15 other publishing … More...

Jasmine Richards

Jasmine Richards has a deep connection to Oxford and read English Literature at Lady Margaret Hall in the early noughties.  She is the author of over 15 books for children including the middle-grade novel The Unmorrow Curse being published in 2022 and Aziza’s Secret Fairy Door series published under a pen name. She is a former publisher who has worked at Puffin and OUP children’s books and she has edited hundreds … More...

Jenny Ridout

Jenny Ridout is Managing Director of Bloomsbury Non-Consumer publishing, which includes Academic, Professional, Special Interest and Bloomsbury Digital Resources. Prior to this role Jenny had global responsibility as head of Bloomsbury’s academic publishing where she oversaw the integration of several acquisitions. She has many years of experience in digital resource publishing, being responsible for the creation and rapid growth of Drama Online as Project Director, for which she … More...

Antonia Seymour

IOP Publishing

Antonia Seymour is Chief Executive of IOP Publishing (IOPP), having previously been Publishing Director for three years. As one of the world’s leading learned society publishers, IOPP has a portfolio of journals, books, conference proceedings and science news resources in the physical sciences. Antonia also sits on the Board of the International Association of STM Publishers. Before joining IOPP in 2018, Antonia worked for Wiley and before that Blackwell Publishing, … More...

Rebecca Smart

Ebury Publishing

Rebecca Smart is Managing Director of Ebury Publishing, a division of Penguin Random House UK. Ebury Publishing includes the BBC Books, Virgin Books and Vermilion imprints and is the UK’s largest food and drink publisher. Bestselling Ebury authors include Mary Berry, Yotam Ottolenghi, Rick Stein, Caitlin Moran, Sheryl Sandberg and Harry Redknapp.

David Taylor

Lightning Source

Senior Vice President, Content Acquisition International, Ingram Content Group

Group Managing Director, Lightning Source UK Ltd

David Taylor was named Senior Vice President, Content Acquisition International, Ingram Content Group and Group Managing Director, Lightning Source UK in February 2010. Mr. Taylor joined Lightning Source UK Ltd. in 2003 as Business Development Director and was named Managing Director at the end of 2003. In 2006, he took on the newly created role … More...

Jacks Thomas

Reed Exhibitions

Jacks Thomas joined Reed Exhibitions in 2013 as Director, The London Book Fair, having worked in the corporate and arts public relations sectors for over 20 years.  At The London Book Fair, the world’s leading spring book event, Thomas’ role includes the ongoing development of the Fair as the leading marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content for one of the world’s most creative industries, at … More...

Lucy Vanderbilt

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Lucy is the Group Rights Director at HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, and is also responsible for Harper 360 in the US market, committed to providing HarperCollins authors with the widest possible distribution of their books.  In 2009, Lucy was named the Frankfurt Book Fair Rights Professional of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards.  She joined HarperCollins Publishers UK in 1998 from HarperCollins in New York, where she had worked … More...

Suzanne Wilson-Higgins

Lion Hudson

Suzanne Wilson-Higgins has 27 years’ experience in publishing, bookselling, print-on-demand and ebooks. 

She is Managing Director of Lion Hudson Limited, Isle of Man, a member of the AFD Group of companies with parent company Zip Address limited, Isle of Man since August 2017, and a director of Lion Hudson IP Limited, England & Wales. Lion Hudson Limited is an independent book publisher of books by Christian authors for a broad readership, including high … More...

Simon Winder

Penguin Press

Simon Winder is Publishing Director at Penguin Press and the author of The Man who saved Britain (2006), Germania (2010), and Danubia (2013).