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 won the Futurebook Digital Achiever industry award. Jenny was previously the Editorial Director for the Methuen Drama and Arden Shakespeare lists and started her career in publishing at Elsevier where she was the global Publishing Director for the specialist trade and professional media imprint, Focal Press.

As well as being on the Industry Advisory Board for the publishing course at Oxford Brookes University, Jenny is also a member of the Higher Education and Academic Councils of the Publishers Association.