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

David Roche, Non Executive Chairman, The London Book Fair

Orna Ross, CEO, Alliance of Independent Authors

Jamie Humphrey, Chair, ALPSP (Chief Publishing Officer, Royal Society of Chemistry)

YS Chi, Chair, Association of American Publishers (AAP) & Chair, Elsevier

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

Claire Wilson, President, Association of Author Agents (Rogers, Coleridge and White Ltd)

Hellie Ogden, Vice-President, Association of Author Agents (WME)

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

Cheryl Pientka, LBF/AALA Liaison, Association of Author Literary Agents (and Nancy Yost Literary Agency) US

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

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

Barbara Rozycki, Managing Director, Badcock & Rozycki

Fleur Sinclair, President, The Booksellers Association of UK & EIRE

Cortina Butler, Literature Director, British Council

Catherine Eccles, CEO, Eccles Fisher

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

Bridget Shine, Director, Independent Publishers Guild

Karine Pansa, President, International Publishers Association

José Borghino, Secretary General, International Publishers Association

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

Perminder Mann, President, The PA (& CEO Bonnier Books)

Dan Conway, CEO, The Publishers Association

Adam Ridgway, 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.