had a forty-year career in book publishing, including as co-founder of Headline and Deputy MD of Hodder & Stoughton. She has an MA in Theatre and Performance from Queen Mary, University of London, and in 2011 was one of the judges for the Olivier Awards. She goes to the theatre three or four times a week and remains captivated by the magic of live performance.
has worked in publishing for over 30 years. He worked for Macmillan in Australia, Africa and London and then became Managing Director and Chief Executive of Hodder & Stoughton Publishers in 1993. He continues to work for the Hachette Publishing Group as a consultant and also runs his own coaching, training and mentoring company. He is Chair of the Chipping Norton Literary Festival and a trustee of the Michael Cuddigan Trust which gives grants to young composers. He too is a regular and passionate theatregoer.