Stephen Barr (Past President)
Stephen Barr is Managing Director of SAGE UK, President of SAGE International and Global Head of Sales.
As President, SAGE International, he is responsible for the growth of the UK, India and Singapore offices within the SAGE group. As Global Head of Sales he also has global responsibility for sales and the Sales Departments for the SAGE businesses worldwide. Stephen is an Executive Vice-President of SAGE Inc in California and a director of SAGE India and SAGE Asia-Pacific. He joined SAGE UK in 1986 as senior commissioning editor, became Editorial Director in 1988 and Managing Director in 1996.
Stephen began his publishing career with Europa Publications, the publisher of international reference works such as the Europa Year Book and the international Who’s Who. He worked in the editorial department of Cambridge University Press from 1979 to 1983. From 1983 to 1986 he was a commissioning editor at the Open University Press, building a new publishing programme in the social sciences.
Stephen is a member of the board of the Academic and Professional Division of the Publishers Association (PA) and sits on the PA Council. He has been a visiting professor in the publishing department at Beijing Normal University and is a member of the industry panels at the University of the Arts and City University in the UK. He is also chair of the board of trustees of the Phoenix Cinema in north London.