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Mailing address

Publishers Association, 50 Southwark Street, London SE1 1UN

General enquiries

Call +44 (0)20 7378 0504


Media enquiries (Ruth Howells, Head of Communications)


Call +44(0)20 7089 5829

Chief Executive

Stephen Lotinga

Email: Stephen

Call: 0207 089 5821

General Counsel & Director of Policy

William Bowes

Email: William

Call: 0207 089 5816

Head of Public Affairs

Dan Conway

Email: Dan

Call: 0207 089 5814

Communications and Policy Manager

Chloe Smith

Email: Chloe

Call: 0207 089 5824 

Deputy Chief Executive

Emma House

Email: Emma

Call: 0207 089 5813

Head of Communications

Ruth Howells

Email: Ruth

Call: 0207 089 5829

International Trade Fairs Manager

Gloria Bailey

Email: Gloria

Call: 0207 089 5823

Campaigns Executive

Eliza Kavanagh

Email: Eliza

Call: 0207 089 5819

Director of Operations

Mark Wharton

Email: Mark

Call: 0207 089 5811

Head of Office

Charlotte Jones

Email: Charlotte

Call: 027 089 5831

Digital Infringement Manager

Claire Anker

Email: Claire

Call: 0207 089 5821

Accounts Clerk

Olu Awonuga

Email: Olu

Call: 0207 089 5823

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Stephen Lotinga

Stephen Lotinga is Chief Executive of the Publishers Association, joining in January 2016.

His career spans the private and public sectors including recently in government as Director of Communications to the former Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg MP.

Previously Stephen has worked as Executive Director of External Affairs and Strategy at PHSO, Managing Director at Edelman, and Managing Director and Partner at Bell Pottinger.

Earlier in his career he worked for the Liberal Democrats as a Senior Policy Advisor, including leading the team of advisers in 2010 who successfully guided the Party into the first coalition government in half a century. Before that he worked as DCMS Policy Adviser to Lord Foster of Bath where he was originally introduced to the world of publishing, intellectual property and the wider creative industries. 

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Emma House

Emma House is Deputy Chief Executive 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.

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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.