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The board

See Governance for membership of board subcommittees and director responsibilities.

Chairman (Independent Non-Executive)

Sir Anthony Salz
Sir Anthony Salz joined the joined the Bloomsbury Board in August 2013 as Chairman and an Independent Non-Executive Director. He is Executive Vice Chairman of Rothschild and a director of NM Rothschild & Sons Limited. He joined Rothschild in 2006 after 10 years as senior partner and over 30 years as a corporate lawyer with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. He is Trustee of the Tate Foundation, the Royal Opera House, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, the Scott Trust, Reprieve, Chair of the Trustees for the Eden Trust and a member of the Board of the Media Standards Trust. He is a former Vice Chairman of the BBC Board of Governors and between 2010 and 2012 was lead Non-Executive member of the Board of the Department for Education. He headed the Salz Review, an independent external review of the business practices of Barclays Plc, which reported in 2013. He chaired the Independent Commission on Youth Crime and Antisocial Behaviour in England and Wales, which reported in 2010 and was a member of Business in the Community's committees on Homelessness and on Education.

Executive Directors

Nigel Newton was born and raised in San Francisco and is a dual citizen of the US and UK. He read English at Cambridge. After working at Macmillan Publishers, he joined Sidgwick & Jackson. He left Sidgwick in 1986 to start Bloomsbury. Bloomsbury floated on The London Stock Exchange in 1994 and has grown organically and through strategic acquisitions and partnerships. Bloomsbury publishes over 1,000 books a year from its offices in the UK, USA and Australia. Bloomsbury authors include JK Rowling, David Guterson, Margaret Atwood, Daniel Goleman, Ben McIntyre, Kate Summerscale, Elizabeth Gilbert, Heston Blumenthal, Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, Howard Jacobson, Madeline Miller and Khaled Hosseini.

Nigel Newton serves as Chairman of the British Library Trust, President of Book Aid International, Chairman of the Charleston Trust, Member of the Man Booker Prize Advisory Committee, Trustee of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, past Chair of World Book Day (2006), past member of the Publishers Association Council, Board Member of the Churchill Centre, Member of the Visiting Committees of Cambridge University Library and Qatar University Library, and Chairman of Rescue The Cuckmere Valley.
Wendy Pallot
Wendy Pallot is a graduate Chartered Accountant who qualified with Coopers & Lybrand with whom she spent eight years. She was Group Finance Director for GCap Media plc, the UK's leading commercial radio operator which was listed on the UK Main Market, from 2005 until its sale in 2008. She was Group Finance Director of GWR Group plc, a leading UK listed radio operator, from 2001 until its merger with Capital Radio plc in 2005 to form GCap Media plc. Wendy Pallot is the Chairman and one of the co-founding Directors of a company operating a number of local radio stations. She is also a Governor of the Central School of Ballet.
Richard Charkin
Richard Charkin joined the Bloomsbury Board as an Executive Director in October 2007. He began his career in 1972 as Science Editor of Harrap & Co. He has since held senior roles at Pergamon Press, Oxford University Press, Reed International/Reed Elsevier, Current Science Group and has been Chief Executive Officer of Macmillan Publishers Limited and Executive Director of Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck. His other publishing interests include being Chairman of the International Advisory Board of Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals in Doha, Non-Executive Director of the Institute of Physics Publishing, a member of the UK Literary Heritage Committee, Visiting Professor at the University of the Arts London, Director of the Federation of European Publishers and the International Publishers Association. He was President of the Publishers Association and a non-executive director of Melbourne University Publishing. He has an MA in Natural Sciences from Trinity College, Cambridge; was a Supernumerary Fellow of Green College, Oxford; and attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

Independent Non-Executive Directors

Ian Cormack
Ian Cormack joined the Bloomsbury Board on 1 January 2011, is the Senior Independent Director and is Chair of the Audit Committee and member with recent and relevant financial experience. He has had a successful City career in leading international and UK roles at AIG, Citigroup and Citibank, where he spent over thirty years. A former member of the Chancellor's City Advisory Panel, he has served on committees for the London Stock Exchange, CHAPS, APACS, the European Securities Forum, Cedel and the Bank of England and has been an independent non-executive director of the board of the Qatar Financial Centre. He is currently Chairman of Maven Income & Company VC T4 plc and a Director of several other organisations including Phoenix Group Holdings, Aspen Bermuda, and National Angels Ltd. Ian Cormack is also an active member of the Development Council for the National Theatre and the Campaign Committee of Pembroke College, Oxford.
Jill Jones
Jill Jones joined the Bloomsbury Board in July 2013. She is an independent publishing consultant and during her career has held senior positions in leading publishing services businesses. From 2008 until 2012 she was President and CEO (EMEA) of Cengage Learning, a leading digital information and print services global provider for teaching, learning and research solutions. Before this she has held positions in Pearson Education, Thomson Learning, Longman and Prentice Hall. Jill has worked in Higher Education and Schools textbook and revision publishing, English Language Teaching and reference publishing including the development of large electronic and primary source material databases. She is former Chair of the Academic Publishers group at the Publishers Association.
Stephen Page
Stephen Page joined the Bloomsbury Board in August 2013. He is the Chief Executive of Faber and Faber, a digitally innovative independent trade publisher of poetry, drama, children's books and other fiction and non-fiction literature. Stephen joined Faber and Faber in 2001 from Harper Collins Publishers where he was Sales and Marketing Director. He is a Council Member and former president of The Publishers Association and he is a Board member of Creative Skillset, the licensed Sector Skills Council supporting skills development and training in the UK for the entertainment media, publishing, advertising and other creative industries. Stephen was named in 2012 as the most inspiring digital publishing person at the FutureBook Innovation Awards.

Group Company Secretary

Michael Daykin
Michael Daykin joined in February 2011 as Group Company Secretary for Bloomsbury Publishing Plc and its subsidiary companies. He has held senior roles in UK Main Market listed companies and was previously Group Company Secretary of Datamonitor Plc and of BPP Holdings Plc prior to their takeovers. He is a graduate Chartered Company Secretary (Fellow of the ICSA) and Chartered Accountant (Fellow of the ICAEW).

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