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.
Oliver Gadsby founded and now serves as non-executive director of Rowman & Littlefield, an academic publisher based in London. He is a previous Chair of the IPG.
David Graham is CEO of Quarto Group UK, 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.
Amanda Ridout, IPG Chair
Amanda is the founder of Boldwood Books, a new independent fiction publisher. She was formerly CEO of Head of Zeus.
Phil Turner, IPG Vice 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.