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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).

  • Rosie Glazebrook

    Rosie Glazebrook

    Chair

    Rosie took over as Chair of the Board on 1 June 2019.

    Rosie is a Civil Service Commissioner, a Council Member of the General Optical Council and Chair of a Research Ethics Committee for NHS Health Research Authority. Before building her extensive non-executive career in the private, public and voluntary sectors, Rosie worked in the publishing world and is now a Trustee and Chair of the Development Board of Book Aid International.

  • Sarah Faulder

    Sarah Faulder

    Chief Executive

    Sarah was appointed Chief Executive of PLS in October 2010. In the earlier part of her 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 as Public Affairs Director for PRS for Music.

    She is on the Boards of the British Copyright Council and the Copyright Hub.

  • Wayne Sime

    Wayne Sime

    Association for Learned and Professional Society Publishers

    Wayne Sime is the Chief Executive of ALPSP. Previously he was the Director of Library Services for the Royal Society of Medicine.

    Wayne is an accomplished Executive who has extensive experience in financial, IT and people management. He has also worked within the NHS and financial sector. Wayne has been a Chartered Librarian since 2001 and became a Fellow of CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals) in 2009.

  • Deborah Dixon

    Deborah Dixon

    Association for Learned and Professional Society Publishers

    Deborah Dixon is Editorial Director, Oxford University Press.

    Deborah is responsible for the Science and Medical journals portfolio in Oxford University Press (OUP).  She has been with OUP for two years and prior to that she was the Publishing Director for Medical Journals at Wiley, where she spent 19 years in various journals roles.  She also worked at BMJ Publishing Group after a spell in research in neuroscience at King’s College London.

    Deborah is a member of ALPSP Council and is the Treasurer for Evidence Aid, a charity promoting the use of evidence in humanitarian crises.

  • Sarah Fricker

    Sarah Fricker

    Association for Learned and Professional Society Publishers

    Sarah Fricker is Senior Group Legal Adviser of the Institute of Physics (IOP) group.

    She is responsible for managing a team which provides legal advice to IOP group companies around the world, including issues relating to copyright and licensing.  She has worked for IOP for 17 years, prior to which she trained with Eversheds and also worked for Bond Pearce (now Womble Bond Dickinson) as a commercial and IP lawyer.

    Sarah is Chair of the ALPSP Copyright Committee and Vice Chair of the PA Law Group.  She also sits on the STM Intellectual Property Committee and Enforcement Task Force and the PA Policy and Public Affairs Group.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Tim Williams

    Tim Williams

    Independent Publishers Guild

    Tim Williams is the Managing Director of Edward Elgar Publishing. 

    Tim joined the publishing industry 10 years ago, first briefly with LexisNexis before moving to Elgar in a senior editorial position.  Prior to publishing Tim worked as a management consultant for retail and media clients.

    Edward Elgar Publishing is a leading independent academic and professional publisher based in the UK and USA.  The firm publishes across the social sciences and law, and has over 4.000 ebooks and 7,000 books in print.  In 2017 Elgar was awarded Independent Publisher of the Year by the IPG.

     

  • Dan Conway

    Dan Conway

    Publishers Association

    Dan Conway was appointed the Chief Executive of the Publishers Association in August 2022.

    He spent the last 5 years leading the Association’s external affairs work, acting as the principal political spokesperson for the publishing industry. As part of his previous role at the Association, Dan led the team responsible for policy, public affairs, media relations, research and industry-wide statistics.  

    Prior to his work at the Publishers Association, Dan held a number of public affairs advisory roles over a decade focussing largely in the media and creative industries sectors. He has also worked for an MP and in local government.

    He graduated from Cambridge University with an English Literature degree and is a firm believer that books and reading can change lives.

  • 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.

  • Andrew Freeman

    Andrew Freeman

    Publishers Association

    Andrew is Vice President, Secondary Schools Portfolio in the School Qualifications Division at Pearson.

    He is responsible for the product teams who develop GCSE and A Level qualifications for the UK and international markets as well as digital and print resources and services for secondary schools in these markets. Andrew has spent more than 20 years in the education sector with Prentice Hall, Collins, Trinity College London and Pearson, holding a variety of senior roles, as well as spending 4 years with the art and design publisher, Thames and Hudson. 

  • Sajeeda Merali

    Sajeeda Merali

    Professional Publishers Association

    Sajeeda is CEO of the Professional Publishers Association.

    She previously worked as Chief Revenue Officer for the New Statesman Media Group, where she was responsible for identifying high-value digital opportunities for brands, and has held leadership positions at Euromoney and Incisive Media. Sajeeda is also a board member of organisations including the Advertising Association and the Publishers Audience Measurement Company. She is co-founder of the Amal network, which champions Muslim women in the workplace, and a past winner of the Women in Advertising and Communications Leadership’s Futures Award.

  • 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.

  • Andrew Yeates

    Andrew Yeates

    Professional Publishers Association

    Andrew Yeates has been Intellectual Property Adviser to the Professional Publishers Association since 2004. He works for a number of companies as a Consultant on Copyright and Creators’ Rights. He represents PPA on the Joint Committee for Legal Deposit and also works closely with a number of industry groups representing the interests of owners of copyright and related rights.

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

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  • 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.

     

  • Danielle Williams

    Danielle Williams

    EA to the Chief Executive

    Danielle is responsible for providing day-to-day support for the CEO and the PLS team. She has recently moved to publishing, having previous administrative experience in the legal sector. Her favourite book is “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin” by Louis de Bernières.

  • Tom West

    Tom West

    Chief Operating Officer

    Tom was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2017 after several years at PLS in various operational roles.  Over that time Tom has played a central role in the many developments at PLS and has a broad knowledge of collective licensing. He has been responsible for managing the development and delivery of PLS Account Manager, the service that gives publishers direct control over their participation in collective licensing. He has also had direct oversight of the distribution of over £300 million in licensing revenues to publishers since taking over responsibility for PLS operations in 2008. Most recently he has assumed general operational responsibility for the delivery and ongoing development of the PLS Permissions service, launched in 2017.

  • Will Crook

    Will Crook

    Policy & Communications Manager

    Will is responsible for overseeing and advising on policy developments as well as PLS' communications on policy and business issues.

    Will has moved to PLS after over 6 years working as a researcher in an MP's office in Westminster. He received his master’s degree in Public Administration from California State University, Long Beach and has spent time working in China and the USA. Will is an active member of The Orwell Society and his favourite book is 'Scoop' by Evelyn Waugh.

  • Mohammed Anisuzzaman

    Mohammed Anisuzzaman

    Head of IT

    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.

  • Amy Ellis

    Amy Ellis

    Head of Rights and Permissions

    Amy is responsible for the PLSclear permissions service. She manages the growth of the service and ensures the system stays in line with industry needs. She is also responsible for PLS’s rights management initiatives.

    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 Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt.

  • Richard Guest

    Richard Guest

    Head of Distributions

    Richard manages licensing revenue distribution, ensuring publishers receive their share of collective licensing revenues. He also oversees the work of the Monies in Trust team.

    He has a BA in Fine Art from The Slade School of Fine Art and experience of working in a variety of not-for-profit organisations including Tate Modern, DACS and the City Lit. His current favourite books are "The City And The City" by China Miéville, and "C.V.J: Nicknames of Maitre D’s & Other Excerpts from Life" by Julian Schnabel.

  • Francesca Wallis

    Francesca Wallis

    Publisher Relations Executive

    Fran is responsible for managing publisher relations at PLS. This includes coordinating and conducting publisher meetings relating to collective licensing and PLS Account Manager and acting as principle contact for related issues and queries.

    She has a strong customer service background within a variety of industries. Her favourite book is "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini, however any thriller novel is a favourite also.

  • Natalia Kornioukhova

    Natalia Kornioukhova

    Product Development Officer

    Natalia’s main responsibilities include the management of PLSclear development, alongside a focus on financial processes and the distribution of PLSclear payments to publishers. She also helps administer the PLSclear service to both publishers and requestors.

    She has a BA in English Language and Literature from King’s College London and has previous experience in the arts and heritage sector. She is currently reading her way through Stephen King’s works, with a standout favourite being ‘The Shining’.

  • Helen Jennings

    Helen Jennings

    Product Development Officer

    Helen’s main responsibilities include administering the PLS Permissions and PLSclear services for publishers and requestors. This includes responding to permissions requests and queries, and providing PLSclear helpdesk support to rights holders and requestors.

    Helen completed a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University and also studied playwriting at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre. Her professional experience has mainly been in the financial sector. Most recently she has been travelling in Europe, South America and Australia. Her favourite book is "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier.

  • Carla Roda

    Carla Roda

    Rights & Licensing Administrator

    Carla's main responsibilities include administering PLSclear services for publishers and requestors. This involves responding to permissions requests and queries and providing PLSclear helpdesk support to rights holders and requestors.

    She has a BSc in Basic Health Sciences and a BA in Languages, Literatures and Cultures with a Major in English from the University of Porto. Her professional background lies mostly in customer service. She enjoys language learning and slam poetry and her current favourite book is "The Priory of the Orange Tree" by Samantha Shannon.

  • Jamie Allerton

    Jamie Allerton

    Monies in Trust Officer

    The Monies in Trust team's responsibilities include locating those publishers for whom PLS hold revenue, and encouraging those publishers who are not already signed up with PLS to do so.

    Jamie has a BA in Film and Television Studies from the University of Northampton, and five years’ experience in the financial industry, working as a Business Analyst for companies such as Barclays Bank and PXP Solutions. In his spare time he enjoys cycling (even in London) and his favourite book is “Nathan’s Run” by John Gilstrap.

  • Andrea Graham

    Andrea Graham

    Monies in Trust Officer

    The Monies in Trust team’s responsibilities include locating those publishers for whom PLS hold revenue, and encouraging those publishers who are not already signed up with PLS to do so.

    Andrea has a BA degree in Creative Writing and English Literature from the University of Greenwich and has over ten years of experience in Client Services within the Financial and the Local Government sectors. She enjoys writing prose, poetry and short stories in her spare time, and her favourite book is ‘You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down’ by Alice Walker.

  • Martin Dixon

    Martin Dixon

    Project Manager

    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.

  • Katherine Wyatt

    Katherine Wyatt

    Account Services Supervisor

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

    Katherine has a BA in French from the University of Bristol, and has a range of prior administrative experience in the education and retail sectors.

    She enjoys swimming and the theatre, and her current favourite books are "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell" by Susanna Clarke and "Orlando" by Virginia Woolf.

  • Kirsty Cassia

    Kirsty Cassia

    Account Services Officer

    Kirsty's main responsibilities include providing account management services to publishers, maintaining publishers’ licensing settings and repertoire data, and handling payment queries, as well as administering PLSclear services for publishers and requestors.

    Kirsty has a BA in Publishing and Writing from the University of Derby with prior experience in administration and marketing within the visitor attraction sector. She enjoys photography and baking, and her current favourite book is “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett.

  • Polina Sengupta

    Polina Sengupta

    Marketing and Events Executive

    Polina is responsible for organising and executing all PLS events as well as PLS’s presence at partner and key events in the industry. She is also responsible for marketing and communications, ensuring the PLS brand is represented well in line with the company values.

    Polina has a BA in Law with International Relations from the University of Exeter. Her professional experience however lies within events. She worked at the main press centre at the London Olympics, has worked at key corporate events as well as Secret Cinema. Her favourite book is The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov, a novel she traditionally re-reads annually.