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The senior team

See the Plc Board page for details of main board directors and company secretary.

Bloomsbury Consumer (MD: Emma Hopkin)

Emma Hopkin
Emma Hopkin is Managing Director of Bloomsbury Consumer publishing. Previously she was Managing Director of Macmillan Children's Books where she led the acquisition of the non-fiction children's publisher Kingfisher. Prior to being Managing Director she was Sales and Marketing Director. Previously she worked in marketing roles at Routledge, where she began her publishing career and Houghton Mifflin.
Alexandra Pringle
Alexandra Pringle is Group Editor-in-Chief of Bloomsbury. She began her career in publishing on the art magazine Art Monthly and joined Virago Press in 1978 where she edited the Virago Modern Classics series, becoming Editorial Director in 1984. In 1990 she moved to Hamish Hamilton as Editorial Director and four years later left publishing to become a literary agent during which time her clients included Amanda Foreman, Geoff Dyer, Maggie O'Farrell and Ali Smith. She joined Bloomsbury in 1999. Her list of authors includes Margaret Atwood, William Boyd, Susannah Clapp, Richard Ford, Esther Freud, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sheila Hancock, Khaled Hosseini, Celia Imrie, Jhumpa Lahiri, Colum McCann, Anne Michaels, Ann Patchett, Hannah Rothschild, George Saunders, Kamila Shamsie, Patti Smith, Kate Summerscale and Barbara Trapido. She is a Patron of Index on Censorship and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She has been awarded Honorary Degrees of Doctor of Letters from Anglia Ruskin University and Warwick University.

Bloomsbury Non-Consumer (MD: Jonathan Glasspool)

Kathryn Earle
Kathryn Earle is Managing Director of the Digital Resources Division. Kathryn has run Berg since 1997, and led its management buy-out in 2002. She built the business from a turnover of £350'k to nearly £2'm before it was bought by Bloomsbury in 2008. She has particular expertise with digital products, having conceived of and launched the award-winning Berg Fashion Library. She is also responsible for the development of the fashion list at Berg, and the launch of Berg's journals programme, including its flagship publication, Fashion Theory. As Patron and former Vice-Chair of the Independent Publishers Guild, she currently serves on their Board, as well as the Board of the publishing programme at Oxford Brookes University. Kathryn began her career at the Modern Language Association of America in New York.
Greg Kilminster
Greg Kilminster is Managing Director of Bloomsbury Professional. Greg joined Bloomsbury in 2016 prior to which he held senior roles in business development and the delivery of digital products and publishing services at Euromoney Institutional Investor, Thomson Reuters and the ICAEW. He has 30 years of experience in publishing and started his career in editorial roles at Elsevier and Longman. Greg has a BA (Hons) in politics.
Janet Murphy
Janet Murphy is Director of the Specialist Division, comprising Nautical (the Adlard Coles and Reeds lists), Sports, Natural History (comprising Christopher Helm and T&AD Poyser) and Absolute Press, acquired by Bloomsbury in September 2011. Janet began her nautical publishing career in 1986 when she was appointed Editor of the Adlard Coles list, at the time owned by HarperCollins. The list was bought by A&C Black in 1990 and Janet was appointed to the A&C Black board in 1992. The Adlard Coles Nautical list was acquired by Bloomsbury as part of its acquisition of A&C Black.
Jenny Ridout
Jenny Ridout is Global Head of Academic responsible for Bloomsbury's academic trade, textbook, scholarly and reference publishing. Prior to this, Jenny held a number of senior academic publishing roles since joining Bloomsbury in 2004. Jenny has over eight years of experience in digital content services publishing and in 2016 received the publishing industry FutureBook Digital Achiever of the Year Award for her contribution to Bloomsbury's Drama Online and Screen Studies digital services. Jenny started her career in publishing at Elsevier where, prior to joining Bloomsbury, she was the International Publishing Director for the Focal Press imprint.

Bloomsbury Content Services (Managing Director: Vafa Payman)

Vafa Payman
Vafa Payman joined Bloomsbury in 2011 and was appointed Director of Bloomsbury Information in 2015. He was previously Director of New Media and Video Publishing at Oxford University Press and has 20 years' experience of business, development and digital leadership for global companies.

Group service functions - Sales, Marketing & Production

Kathleen Farrar
Kathleen Farrar is Group Sales and Marketing Director. Kathleen joined Bloomsbury in December 1998 as International Sales Manager. She began her publishing career working in the leading independent bookstores in Sydney, Australia before moving to Allen & Unwin as Sales & Promotions Manager. She has held a number of senior sales and marketing roles including Managing Director of Bloomsbury Australia based in Sydney. In January 2013 she returned to the UK to take up the position of Group Sales and Marketing Director, responsible for global sales and marketing for the four Bloomsbury divisions, across print and digital.
Louise Cameron
Louise Cameron is Group Production Director. Previously the Production Director at Continuum International Publishing, she has also been the Publishing Services Director at Kogan Page, Editorial Manager at Children's Encyclopaedia Britannica, Managing Editor at Cassell, and Publishing Manager at The Crowood Press where she began her career as a desk editor in 1988. Louise spent eight years (1990 to 1998) in the USA where she held a teaching post in the Department of English, Philosophy and Languages at Arkansas State University while serving as a freelance editor for various university presses including Chicago, New Mexico and Florida. She joined Bloomsbury in 2011 at the time of the Continuum acquisition.

Bloomsbury overseas offices

Sydney Office

Liz Bray
Liz Bray is Managing Director of Bloomsbury Australian and joined Bloomsbury in April 2018. Liz began her career as a bookseller in Sydney then moved to Allen & Unwin where she worked in various Marketing and Product Management roles before heading up Allen & Unwin's Children's and Young Adult Books division for five years. Prior to joining Bloomsbury Liz was Deputy Sales Director at Simon and Schuster Australia.

New York Office

Cindy Loh
Cindy Loh is Publishing Director of Bloomsbury Children's Books and Walker Books for Young Readers in the US. Previously she was Editorial Director of Sterling Children's Books where she launched Splinter, their YA fiction imprint, with four New York Times bestsellers. Prior to Sterling, she was VP, Editorial, for Scholastic and has held management roles in the children's divisions of Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, and Random House.
Kevin Ohe
Kevin Ohe is US Academic Publishing Director and joined Bloomsbury in 2013. His previous roles include Director of Digital Initiatives at ABC-CLIO, overseeing the launch of award-winning platforms, and Editorial Director of Electronic at Greenwood Publishing Group, where he was instrumental in developing Greenwood and Praeger's digital publishing program that included the Dartmouth Medal-winner 'Pop Culture Universe'. Kevin has held editorial positions at Routledge and Henry Holt.

New Delhi Office

Rajiv Beri
Rajiv Beri was appointed Managing Director of Bloomsbury Publishing India in March 2012 prior to which he was managing Director of Macmillan India from 1995-2011, head of Palgrave in India from 1990-94, Publishing Director of Macmillan India from 1987-1994 and Publishing Chief of Tata McGraw-Hill India from 1976-1987. Rajiv has extensive knowledge and expertise in the educational, higher academic and trade books markets and is an authority on these areas in the Indian publishing community. Rajiv has an Honours degree in Law with postgraduate management qualifications from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University, and also the Advanced Management Program from the Wharton School, USA.
Yogesh Sharma
Yogesh Sharma joined Bloomsbury's India office in 2012 as Vice President (VP) Sales & Marketing for the India operations. He was part of the Pearson India start-up team and contributed to the substantial growth in various sales and marketing roles between 1997 to 2004. Following this Yogesh was General Manager for Sales & Operations at HarperCollins India and oversaw significant growth of the business. He has held other senior leadership roles at Springer and Scholastic. Yogesh is a graduate of English Literature.
Mahendra Lodha
Mahendra Lodha joined Bloomsbury's India office as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in July 2012. He is a Chartered Accountant, has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and has over 20 years commercial finance experience. Mahendra has held senior finance roles in a range of industries most recently including for Kendle (Inc Research) in India, Midrange Solutions (an IBM Business Partner) in NJ USA and Precious Trade Inc. in New York USA.

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