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Richard Mollet


Richard Mollet became Chief Executive of the Publishers Association in October 2010.  Prior to this he was Director of Public Affairs at the BPI (the representative body of the UK recorded music industry) where he was closely involved in the Digital Economy Act, the Gowers Review of Intellectual Property, and the wider debates around the value of copyright and the creative industries.  Before joining the BPI Richard had ten years experience as a political communications consultant, working across a range of political and media sectors. 

He studied PPE at Worcester College, Oxford University.  Richard is a visiting lecturer for the Hansard Scholars Programme at the London School of Economics.

Emma House


Emma House is the Director for Publisher Relations for the Publishers Association, joining after 7 years experience as Head of International Development at The London Book Fair and 6 years experience in international business to business magazine publishing. Emma heads up the international anti-piracy campaigns on behalf of PA members, as well as monitors and lobbies for secure market conditions in key export territories. Emma works closely with bodies such as UK Trade & Investment and the British Council to find export opportunities for UK publishers and promote the UK publishing industry in overseas markets. For trade publishers, working closely with our members on issues which affect the industry as well as promoting books and reading are top priorities.

Mark Wharton


Mark Wharton is the Director of Operations for The Publishers Association joining early 2008 following three years as Operations Manager at The Professional Contractors Group (PCG), a trade body for freelance workers.

Mark spent close to 20 year's in the finance sector working for Barclays Bank PLC, with his last role as a relationship manager for high net worth individuals.

His role at the PA encompasses many functions including finances, membership, marketing and communications, product development, premises and HR.

Susie Winter


Susie is the Director of Policy and Communications.  Susie began her career as a Press and Broadcasting Officer for the Liberal Democrats. From there, she spent several years at Luther Pendragon as an Associate Director, advising clients on public affairs and media communications. Susie became the first Director General for the Alliance for Intellectual Property in 2006 working to ensure that the importance of IP rights to the UK economy is recognised, and that the legal framework to protect IP rights is upheld and improved, while also promoting awareness of the damage caused to consumers and businesses by IP infringement.