Non-Executive Directors

Katy Lockwood-Holmes

Katy is Publisher and Chief Executive of Floris Books, an independent publishing company in Edinburgh. She has worked in publishing for twenty years and has previously held roles at Edinburgh University Press and Continuum Books. She is the current Chair of Publishing Scotland.


Joanne Macleod

Joanne is Finance Director at publisher Birlinn Ltd, and sales representatives Compass Independent Publishing Services Ltd.


Marion Sinclair

Marion Sinclair is Chief Executive of Publishing Scotland. She has a background of 20 years in Publishing as Editorial Director of a literary press; in publishing education as Programme leader and Lecturer in the MSc in Publishing Media at Napier University; and in development work for Publishing Scotland.


Philip Walters

Philip Walters was MD and then CEO of Hodder Education from 1997-2009. After retiring from Hodder after over 30 years he now works for a variety of companies in a non-executive director capacity. These companies include Yale University Press (London), Rising Stars Ltd and Nelson Croom. He is also now Course Director of the Publishing Training Centre's Commissioning and List Management Course. He will become Chair of the charity, Book Aid International, in May 2011. He was awarded an MBE for services to educational publishing in 2010.


Keith Whittles

Keith moved from academia into publishing in 1978 joining Blackie in Glasgow as a commissioning editor in engineering and the applied physical sciences. Eight years later he became a freelance editor, commissioning technical books for most of the international publishing companies active in the UK and also provided a book production service to companies and individuals. The publishing programme of Whittles Publishing has grown to encompass academic/professional and general non-fiction titles. In addition to his responsibilities with BookSource and Whittles Publishing, Keith was the chair of Publishing Scotland at its creation.