Kate joined award winning Canongate Books in 2014 as Finance and Operations Director. She was appointed as Chief Operating Officer in 2017 having played a pivotal role in Canongate’s acquisition of Severn House Publishers. She is the current Chair of Publishing Scotland.
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.
Joanne is Finance Director at publisher Birlinn Ltd, and sales representatives Compass Independent Publishing Services Ltd.
John Mitchell taught English for five years before joining Hodder Education in 1984, where he spent 31 years in various roles, including 5 years as UK Sales & marketing Director and culminating with 12 years as Managing Director of Hodder Gibson, Scotland's largest educational publisher. During that, he also served on a variety of trade-related bodies, including committees for Publishing Scotland and the Educational Publishers' Council.
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.
For the last 20 years Jonathan Williams has been the Managing Director of Cicerone Press, the leading specialist publisher of walking, trekking, mountaineering and cycling guides and has worked with BookSource for 15 of these years. He is a Chartered Accountant who acquired Cicerone with Lesley Williams after a varied management career. He is a former Chairman of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.