Our team

The people behind PLS

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The PLS Board is made up of an independent Chairman and CEO. There are also representatives from each of the following bodies:
- The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP);
- The Independent Publishers Guild (IPG);
- The Professional Publishers Association (PPA);
- The Publishers Association (PA).

  • Mark Bide

    Mark Bide

    Chair

    Mark has been the Chairman of the Publishers Licensing Society since 2013, having had an unbroken and close association with the organisation since the mid-1990s. He has worked in and around the publishing industry for over 40 years, having been a Director of the European subsidiaries of both CBS Publishing and John Wiley & Sons, and subsequently for many years an industry consultant with a particular interest in the application of technology to the management of copyright on the Internet.

    He has a particular interest in the role of technical standards and, among his other industry roles, he served for 5 years as the Executive Director of EDItEUR, the global trade standards organisation for the book and journal supply chains. In his role as Chair of PLS, he is joint Chair of the Copyright Licensing Agency, and has recently also recently taken over as Chair of the Copyright Hub. 

  • Sarah Faulder

    Sarah Faulder

    Chief Executive

    Sarah Faulder was appointed Chief Executive of PLS in October 2010.

    In her early career Sarah was a partner for ten years at city law firm, Taylor Joynson Garrett (now Taylor Wessing), specialising in copyright. She then worked in the music industry for over 13 years; first as Chief Executive of the Music Publishers Association before becoming Chargée de Mission at BIEM and CISAC, the Paris based international umbrella organisations for collecting societies, and latterly Public Affairs Director for PRS for Music.

    Sarah has represented her constituents throughout her career in both Brussels and Westminster, has served on several industry boards and has written and spoken extensively on legal and industry issues. Sarah is a practising mediator.

  • Jen Holton

    Jen Holton

    Association for Learned and Professional Society Publishers

    Jen has worked in publishing for 20 years. She is currently Director of Global Rights and Permissions for Wiley. 

    During the last 6 years with Wiley her role has involved all aspects of rights, licensing, copyright and collective licensing for global book and journal content. She was formerly Head of Business Development at Emerald Group Publishing, responsible for copyright policy development, rights and journal content licensing partnerships. 

    She previously worked in editorial with a  portfolio of real estate, environmental and business journals. Jen teaches the annual ALPSP Licensing Your Content course and is the ALPSP representative on the PLS Board.

  • Audrey McCulloch

    Audrey McCulloch

    Association for Learned and Professional Society Publishers

    Audrey McCulloch has been the Chief Executive of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), the international association for non-profit scholarly and professional publishers and those that work with them, since 2012. 

    Prior that she was the Executive Director for the UK at ALPSP.  During her time at Portland Press Ltd, she was involved in developing and launching the new Biochemical Journal website, and led the team which created a proprietary submission and peer review system. 

    She has over fourteen years’ experience of scholarly publishing and has a PhD in Cardiovascular Pharmacology from the University of Nottingham.

  • Peter Richardson

    Peter Richardson

    Association for Learned and Professional Society Publishers

    Peter Richardson has been Managing Director of The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery, an orthopaedic educational charity, since 2010.

    The Society publishes journals, including The Bone & Joint Journal, the leading international journal for orthopaedic surgeons and researchers. Prior to this, Peter worked at the Royal Society of Medicine for 13 years, where he was Managing Director of the Royal Society of Medicine Press. Before joining the RSM, Peter was Publishing Director at Churchill Livingstone, now part of Elsevier.

    He is also a Director and Honorary Treasurer of the Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), a Non-Executive Director of Portland Press Ltd, the publishing subsidiary of the Biochemical Society, and and an elected Member of Council and Trustee of the Royal Society of Medicine.

    Outside work Peter has a strong interest in music, and is Chairman of the Medical Music Society of London, formerly the RSM Music Society, which he and colleagues established in 2012, and which is now a registered charity.

  • Oliver Gadsby

    Oliver Gadsby

    Independent Publishers Guild

    Oliver Gadsby is Chief Executive of Rowman & Littlefield International, an independent academic publisher based in London. He is Chair of the Independent Publishers Guild (IPG).

    Oliver has worked in educational, academic and professional publishing throughout his career. Having started as an editor with Klett Verlag in Germany, Oliver took up management positions with Hodder & Stoughton and with Wolters Kluwer, in the UK and in Sweden. He was CEO of Nelson Thornes, Director of Strategy and Acquisitions at Informa, and CEO of Continuum. He is non-executive Chairman of business publishing company, World Textile Information Network (WTiN).

  • Bridget Shine

    Bridget Shine

    Independent Publishers Guild

    Bridget Shine is the Chief Executive of the Independent Publishers Guild (IPG). She joined the IPG in 2004 as Executive Director.

    Bridget has worked for publishers large (Academic Press) and small (Crown House Publishing) as well as a literary agency (Greene & Heaton) and the Welsh Books Council. The IPG’s membership is at an all-time high of 620 members and growing.

  • Stephen Lotinga

    Stephen Lotinga

    Publishers Association

    Stephen Lotinga is Chief Executive of the Publishers Association, joining in January 2016.

    His career spans the private and public sectors including recently in government as Director of Communications to the former Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg MP.

    Previously Stephen has worked as Executive Director of External Affairs and Strategy at PHSO, Managing Director at Edelman, and Managing Director and Partner at Bell Pottinger.

    Earlier in his career he worked for the Liberal Democrats as a Senior Policy Advisor, including leading the team of advisers in 2010 who successfully guided the Party into the first coalition government in half a century. Before that he worked as DCMS Policy Adviser to Lord Foster of Bath where he was originally introduced to the world of publishing, intellectual property and the wider creative industries.

  • Mark Majurey

    Mark Majurey

    Publishers Association

    Mark Majurey is Commercial Director & VP, Digital, at Taylor & Francis and has worked in academic publishing across journals and books businesses, spanning a variety of roles, for 25 years. Taylor & Francis is a leading international academic publisher, with over 70,000 ebook titles, over 2,000 journals and 100,000 books in print. Taylor & Francis Group is part of Informa PLC, one of the world’s leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events businesses.

    Mark is also Chair of the Book Industry Communication (BIC), an organisation which promotes supply chain efficiency and standards across all sectors of the UK book industry.

  • Lis Tribe

    Lis Tribe

    Publishers Association

    Lis Tribe is Managing Director of Hodder Education, a division of Hachette UK.   Hodder Education is one of the largest providers of curriculum materials to the secondary market in the UK, and is market leader in International schools publishing.  As well as content, Hodder Education provides a growing range of products and services to teachers and students, including revision, assessment, and professional development. 

    Lis started her career at Routledge, now part of Taylor and Francis, working in the social sciences editorial team. She has worked at Hodder Education for 20 years, publishing a variety of subjects and levels before becoming Publishing Director and then MD. 

  • Nick Service

    Nick Service

    Professional Publishers Association

    Nick is Chairman of Hemming Group Ltd., one of the UK’s longest established independent, business-to-business magazine publishers.

    He has worked in publishing for almost 30 years.  He started his career in Maclean Hunter, in Toronto, and also worked in International Thomson Business Publishing in London.  He has served on the Boards of the Directory & Database Publishers Association, the Periodical Training Council and the Publishing NTO, as well as various boards and committees of the PPA.

  • Harriet Wilson

    Harriet Wilson

    Professional Publishers Association

    Harriet Wilson is Director of Editorial Administration and Rights of Condé Nast Britain, and has represented the magazine industry on behalf of the PPA on the Editors Code of Practice Committee since 2004. Harriet has worked in media for many years, starting as a journalist/managing editor at Fashion Weekly, then moving to Ritz Newspaper before settling at Condé Nast. She has worked in both the editorial and business areas of the industry and has experience of most areas of magazine production. 

    Having been with Condé Nast for 25 years, initially as Managing Editor of Tatler, Harriet Wilson went on to create the Editorial Business Department as it exists today, a centralised administrative hub for all the editorial teams. The Condé Nast Britain archive is another responsibility that falls to Harriet Wilson, and one that has proved to be a rich seam under her management resulting in a creative book publishing, art and stationery programme as well as involvement in a number of high profile exhibitions. 

  • Andrew Yeates

    Andrew Yeates

    Professional Publishers Association

    Andrew Yeates has been Intellectual Property Adviser to the Professional Publishers Association since 2004. He is also currently General Counsel to the Educational Recording Agency and a Consultant to British Equity Collecting Society.

    He became a Director of the British Copyright Council in 2008 and chairs the Copyright and Technology Working Group for the Council.

PLS Staff

PLS Staff

Find out more about our team by clicking "View profiles".

To contact the team at PLS, just call us on 020 7079 5930.

  • Sarah Faulder

    Sarah Faulder

    Chief Executive

    Sarah Faulder was appointed Chief Executive of PLS in October 2010 and is also a Board Director.

    For Sarah's full profile, please click on the "Board Director" tab above.

  • Mia Copas

    Mia Copas

    Personal Assistant to Chief Executive

    Mia uses her office management and secretarial skills to support the CEO and the PLS team on various projects, as well as being responsible for the daily running and organisation of the office. Before joining PLS, Mia has worked in various industries as a PA, including the design and fashion sector, and dentistry. She enjoys visiting art galleries and exhibitions and her favourite book is “Chinese Cinderella” by Adel Adeline Yen Mah.

  • Tom West

    Tom West

    Chief Operating Officer

    With 16 years under his belt at PLS, latterly as Head of Operations, Tom has been central to all developments at PLS in that time and has established himself as an invaluable member of the team. Tom is a familiar face to many of the 3,620 publishers signed up to PLS and is respected for his thoughtful and helpful guidance on the intricacies of collective licensing.

    Amongst his key achievements has been the development and delivery of PLSe, the well appreciated PLS account management service which gives publishers direct control over their participation in collective licensing and which brought about a step change in PLS’ operational capabilities.

    He has over 16 years experience in collective licensing, rights management and associated systems development through his work at PLS. His (current) favourite author is David Mitchell.

  • Jeremy Brinton

    Jeremy Brinton

    Head of Publisher Relations

    Jeremy is principally responsible for managing publisher relationships, gaining an understanding  of their changing business needs to ensure we continue to develop appropriate collective rights management services for our primary stakeholders.

    Following a ten-year commissioning career in professional publishing, Jeremy moved into trade publishing overseas prior to taking up the role of CEO with the Gulf’s leading book retailer. On his return to the UK in 2011, he consulted for a number of publishers and affiliated organisations, before founding his own publishing company. He holds a Diploma in Legal Practice. One of his favourite books is “The Other Hand” by Chris Cleeve.

  • Evie Ioannidi

    Evie Ioannidi

    Publisher Relations Executive

    Evie works between Publisher Relations and Communications. Her main duties include managing publisher accounts, digital marketing and assisting in the smooth running of PLS events.

    She has a degree in English Language and Literature, and has previously worked with Quercus and The Society of Young Publishers. She enjoys cycling and the theatre, and her current favourite book is “Midnight's Children” by Salman Rushdie.

  • Ara Iskanderian

    Ara Iskanderian

    Legal and Policy Manager

    Ara is responsible for providing in-house advice and support on all legal issues arising with regard to PLS, as well as support in relation to legal developments concerning copyright law and other relevant policy matters.

    Before training as a lawyer, Ara worked in both central and local government, as well as for several not-for-profit organisations. After having qualified at a top tier City law firm, Ara went on to practice as a Corporate & Commercial lawyer with a leading West End media law firm. As well as being a qualified lawyer, Ara has a degree in History and a Masters in Middle Eastern Politics. He enjoys travelling and theatre, and his favourite book is Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick”.

  • Joanna Franaszczuk

    Joanna Franaszczuk

    Communications & Events Manager

    Joanna manages PLS communications and events, including marketing, social media and PR. She also delivers campaign-specific marketing for PLSe, Access to Research and PLSclear.

    Previously, Joanna worked in design and publishing agencies specialising in digital and integrated marketing, working with Barclays, IBM, and Orange. She is a PRINCE2 practitioner and Chartered Marketer, with a degree in English Literature. Her favourite book (currently) is Steinbeck's "East of Eden."

  • Rachel Hunt

    Rachel Hunt

    Product Manager

    Rachel is a member of the Operations team. Her primary responsibilities include providing core account management services to publishers, including through her work on the PLSe helpdesk, managing publishers’ licensing settings and repertoire data and handling payment queries. She is also involved in the development of the PLSclear service.

    Previously, Rachel worked for a B2B magazine publisher managing the subscriber databases. She is currently studying Environmental Science with the Open University. Her favourite book is Bill Bryson’s “A Short History of Nearly Everything”.

     

  • Amy Ellis

    Amy Ellis

    Product Manager

    Amy manages republication permissions for publishers who have outsourced their day-to-day permissions to PLS and is helping to further develop PLS’s online permissions service, PLSclear.

    She has a BA in Creative Writing from Longwood University in the USA and an MA in Digital Publishing from Oxford Brookes University. Her favourite book is “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood.

  • Pan Joannou

    Pan Joannou

    Project Coordinator

    Pan is responsible for the management and coordination of the Monies in Trust project, which involves encouraging publishers to sign up with PLS, ensuring unclaimed licensing revenues are identified in order to administer swift and efficient payment by PLS.

    Previously, Pan worked within the student accommodation sector before moving into collective licensing. He has a BA in French and Italian, an MA in Translation Studies and his favourite book is Jean Racine’s “Phèdre”.

  • Claire Houguez

    Claire Houguez

    Publisher Liaison Officer

    Claire’s role is to locate and contact the publishers for whom PLS hold monies in trust and to encourage publishers to sign up with PLS. She also works closely with the Publisher Relations and Communications teams to develop effective publisher communications strategies.

    She comes from a publishing background, having previously worked with independent house Parthian Books and Head and Heart Publishing Services. She is working towards a PhD in Creative Writing. She can't possibly pick a favourite book, but her favourite writer is Margaret Atwood.

  • Amy Moss

    Amy Moss

    Operations Administrator

    Amy is a member of the Operations team. Her responsibilities include providing core account management services to publishers including through the PLSe helpdesk, maintaining publishers’ licensing settings, repertoire data and payment queries.

    She has recently completed a degree in History and English Literature, and has previous administration experience within publishing recruitment and marketing. Her favourite books are Jean Rhys’s “Wide Sargasso Sea” and Daphne du Maurier’s “Rebecca”

  • Martin Dixon

    Martin Dixon

    Operations Administrator

    Martin is a member of the Operations team. His responsibilities include providing core account management services to publishers including through the PLSe helpdesk, maintaining publishers’ licensing settings, repertoire data and payment queries.

    Martin has moved to publishing with a varied career history. He has a BSc in Psychology from the University of Kent and his favourite books are "1984" by George Orwell and "Consider Phlebas" by Iain Banks.

  • Mohammed Anisuzzaman

    Mohammed Anisuzzaman

    IT Manager

    Mohammed is responsible for day-to-day management of IT at PLS, as well as ongoing development and hosting projects. Previously, Mohammed worked as Systems and Data Management analyst at New College Capital Ltd.

    He has obtained a degree in Computer Systems & Networks and has experience in server maintenance, web development, data management and network administration. His current favourite book is Khaled Hosseini’s “The Kite Runner”. He also enjoys watching cricket.