The board

See Governance for membership of board subcommittees and director responsibilities.

Chairman (Independent Non-Executive)

Sir Anthony Salz
Sir Anthony Salz joined the Bloomsbury Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director in August 2013 and was appointed as Chairman on joining. He is an Executive Vice Chairman of Rothschild and a director of NM Rothschild & Sons Limited. He joined Rothschild in 2006 after 30 years as a corporate lawyer with Freshfields, the last 10 years as the Senior Partner. He is Trustee of the Tate Foundation, the Royal Opera House, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, the Scott Trust, Reprieve, Chair of the Trustees of the Eden Trust and a member of the Board of the Media Standards Trust. Sir Anthony Salz 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. 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 acquisitions and partnerships. Bloomsbury publishes 2,500 books a year from its offices in the UK, US, India and Australia.

Nigel Newton serves as President of Book Aid International, member of the Man Booker Prize Advisory Committee and Trustee of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Charleston Trust, past Chair of World Book Day (2006), past member of the Publishers Association Council and Member of the Advisory Committee of Cambridge University Library.
Wendy Pallot
Wendy Pallot is a Chartered Accountant who qualified with Coopers & Lybrand. 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 chair 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 of Macmillan Publishers Limited and Executive Director of Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck. His other publishing interests include being a Non- Executive Director of the Institute of Physics Publishing, Non-executive Director of Liverpool University Press, Visiting Professor at the University of the Arts London, and Honorary Senior Research Fellopw at University College London. He is Chairman of the Common Purpose Charitable Trust and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Frankfurt Book Fair. He was President of the UK Publishers Association (and remains on its Council) and the International Publishers Association and a Non-Executive Director of Melbourne University Publishing. He studied Natural Sciences at Trinity College Cambridge, was a Supernumerary Fellow of Green College, Oxford; and attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
J Glasspool
Jonathan Glasspool was appointed to the Bloomsbury Board in July 2015. He joined Bloomsbury in 1999 and is Managing Director of Bloomsbury's Academic & Professional publishing division. Jonathan is Chair of the Industry Advisory Board at Oxford Brookes University, a Trustee of Publishing Training Centre, a member of the Commercial Board of the ICAEW, a member of the Academic & Professional Board of the Publisher's Association, Chair of Federation of British Artists and Governor of Bath Spa University. He has held roles in publishing with Reed Elsevier in the UK and Asia, the Chartered Management Institute, and Cambridge University Press. Jonathan has a first class degree in English from Trinity College, Oxford, an MA in English from Bristol University and an MBA with Distinction from Warwick Business School.

Independent Non-Executive Directors

John Warren
John Warren joined the Bloomsbury Board in July 2015 and is the Senior Independent Director, the Chair of the Audit Committee and the member with recent and relevant financial experience. He is a Chartered Accountant (FCA) and has a wealth of Non-executive and Audit Committee Chairmanship experience with companies including Rexam Plc, Spectris plc, Welsh Water, Greencore Group plc, 4imprint Group plc and Bovis Homes Group PLC. As an executive director he was Group Finance Director of WH Smith PLC and before that United Biscuits (Holdings) Plc.
Jill Jones
Jill Jones joined the Bloomsbury Board in July 2013 and is the Chair of the Remuneration Committee. She was Managing Director of McGraw-Hill Education, Europe, Middle East and Africa, until 2016 and from 2008 until 2012 she was President and CEO (EMEA) of Cengage Learning EMEA, a leading digital information and print services global provider for teaching, learning and research solutions. Before this, she 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 a former Council Member of the Publishers Association and former Chair of the Academic Publishers group at the Publishers Association. Jill holds a BA Hons First class (Geography) from University College London, and a Post Graduate Certificate in e-business from the University of British Columbia, Canada.
Steven Hall
Steven Hall joined the Bloomsbury Board in March 2017. He is managing director of IOP Publishing, a leading publisher of scientific books, journals and web sites and has worked in academic publishing for almost forty years. He has extensive experience of digital publishing and has led the development of pioneering online content databases. He is a member of the Academic, Professional and Learning Publishers Council of the UK Publishers Association and regularly represents the publishing industry to government and policy-makers in the UK and overseas. He served for six years on the board of the International Association of STM Publishers, in his final year as chair, and was one of three publisher members of the UK's 'Finch' group.

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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