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PA Council

PA Council is The PA's main board and consists of 15 representatives elected from the membership (including the PA's Officers), as well as the Chairs of The PA's four major meeting groups. See full list of council members together with company affiliations below.

PA Officers

Lis Tribe (Hodder Education) - President
Charlie Redmayne (Hodder Education)  - PA Vice President
Stephen Barr (SAGE Publishing)  - PA Past President

PA Chairs of Board

Alicia Wise (Elsevier) Chair - Academic, Professional & Learning Publishers Council
William Bowes (Cambridge University Press) Chair - International Board
David Shelley (Hachette) Chair - Trade Publishers Council
Colin Hughes (Collins) Chair - Education Publishers Council 

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Stephen Barr

Managing Director

Sage Publishing

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Richard Charkin

Executive Director 


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Nick Fowler

Managing Director, Research Networks


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David Shelley


Orion Publishing Group and Little, Brown Book Group

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Joanna Prior

Managing Director, Penguin General Books

Penguin Random House

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Tom Weldon

Chief Executive Officer

Penguin Random House UK

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Emma Bourne 

Managing Director, Schools Division

Macmillan Education 

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Jill Duffy 

SVP Schools 

Pearson UK

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Colin Hughes

Managing Director, Collins Learning 


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Stephen Page

Chief Executive

Faber and Faber


Cally Poplak

Managing Director

Egmont Publishing

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Abdul Thadha

Managing Director

Sweet Cherry Publishing 

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Alicia Wise 

Director of Access & Policy 


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Jamie Byng

Chief Executive Officer

Canongate Books

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William Bowes

General Counsel & Secretary to the Press Board Cambridge University Press

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Jessica Kingsley

Managing Director 

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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Peter Phillips

Chief Executive

Cambridge University Press 

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Charlie Redmayne

Chief Executive Officer



Lis Tribe

Managing Director

Hodder Education