the london book fair
11–13 March 2025
Olympia London

Advisory Board

The London Book Fair has an advisory board that provides us with industry insights, updates and advice, which allow us to ensure the ongoing success of the fair.

Board Members

Cortina Butler, Literature Director, British Council

Meryl Halls, Managing Director, The Booksellers Association of UK & Eire

Hazel Broadfoot, President, The Booksellers Association of UK & EIRE

Dan Conway, CEO, The Publishers Association

Antonia Symour, President, The PA (& CEO IOP)

David Roche, Non Executive Chairman, The London Book Fair

Barbara Rozycki, Managing Director, Badcock & Rozycki

Catherine Eccles, CEO, Eccles Fisher

Bridget Shine, Director, Independent Publishers Guild

David Graham, Chair, Independent Publishers Guild (MD Batsford Books)

Catherine Clarke, President, Association of Author Agents (MD, Blake Friedmann)

Claire Wilson, Vice-President, Association of Author Agents

Wayne Sime, CEO, Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers

Jamie Humphrey, Chair, ALPSP (Head of Journals, Royal Society of Chemistry)

Orna Ross, CEO, Alliance of Independent Authors

José Borghino, Secretary General, International Publishers Association

Karine Panse, President, International Publishers Association

Maria Pallanté, President, Association of American Publishers (AAP)

Jenny Robson, Foreign rights head, Association of Author Agents (ILA Agency)

Jennifer Weltz, President, Association of Author Agents (and Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency) US

Gareth Rapley, Executive Director, The London Book Fair

Jason Bartholomew, CEO, Midas PR


If you are involved with the creation, distribution, sale, or treatment of content, then there’s every reason to take part in our fair.

What's On

From inspiring sessions to engaging keynotes and conversations with bestselling authors, you'll find plenty to do at LBF.