The IPG is a not-for-profit company, and invests surplus funds in future activities. It is governed by a board of directors and Memorandum and Articles of Association.
THE IPG BOARD
The IPG has a non-executive Board of Directors, who assist the IPG with strategic advice and practical support. Board members meet six times a year, and receive no payment for the work they do on behalf of the IPG. Members serve a maximum of nine years, excluding any time served as Chair.
Current IPG board members are:
Martin is former managing director of Maths – No Problem!, an educational publisher supplying Maths books, online services and training for primary school teachers.
Over the last ten years, Eela has worked closely with CEOs and Boards. At CLA, she is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and leads on the product and data strategy for the company. Experienced in influencing Boards, she has a solid understanding of financial oversight, is a champion of good governance, processes and risk management. She is currently a trustee of the Federation of British Artists.
Jenny is Associate Publisher and Commercial Director at Canongate.
David Graham, IPG Vice Chair
David Graham is Managing Director of Batsford Books, a publisher of illustrated books.
Jonathan Harris, IPG President
Jonathan is the IPG's President. He is the founder of Learning Matters, a leading publisher of teacher training and social work content that was sold to SAGE in 2011.
Nicola is Chief Executive Officer at Edinburgh University Press. Prior to this role she was Head of Editorial (Books) at EUP and Publisher for their acclaimed Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies List.
Amanda is the founder of Boldwood Books, a new independent fiction publisher. She was formerly CEO of Head of Zeus.
Phil Turner, IPG Chair
Phil is founder and co-owner of Meze Publishing, a specialist in cookbooks including regional collections. He also Blind Mice Media, which specialises in the free magazine market.
Kate Wilson is the founder and managing director of Nosy Crow, a children’s publisher that launched in 2010 and has won multiple awards including Independent Publisher of the Year at the IPG’s Independent Publishing Awards.
James is Managing Director of David and Charles, a niche publisher with a focus on arts and crafts. The David and Charles imprint dates back to 1961, but the current company was founded in 2019 after a management buyout. He is a previous Chair of the IPG.