Jim Bilton, Managing Director of Wessenden Marketing and Brandlab Research, has worked in a variety of roles in the publishing, research and distribution industries and was the Managing Director of both a newstrade distribution company and a subscription bureau.
Jim has worked for the Periodical Publishers Association, International Thomson, Comag, United Newspapers, Magnum Distribution and AGB Research. He sat on the Circulation Committee of the Periodical Publishers Association and has written for a number of publications including the Financial Times, The Guardian, Campaign, Media Week, Admap, Retail Newsagent, In Circulation, Marketing Week and World Press Journal.
Founder and CEO of online magazine subscription business iSUBSCRiBE in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, Australian-born Andrew Burge has worked extensively in media for nearly 20 years. His experience includes working at the Channel 7 TV Network in Australia and advertising agency, Young & Rubicam. Currently based in the UK, Andrew is also a Director of subscription bureau, CDS Global in Australia, and a Director and Principal of Digital Initiatives.
Sally Cartwright was Publishing Director of HELLO! magazine, where she worked on the title for sixteen years. Prior to HELLO!, Sally was Managing Director of Harmsworth Publications, and earlier a publisher with IPC Magazines.
She is the ex-Chairman of the PPA, the first woman ever to hold the post, and was awarded an OBE in 2001 for her services to the organisation. She is active in a number of industry areas, and chairs the FIPP Environmental committee, speaking at international conferences around the world on the subject of print media and the environment.
Peter Genower has been a magazine journalist for over 30 years, during which time he has edited some of the UK's best-selling titles, including Chat, TVTimes and What's on TV. He now works as an editorial consultant, working on new project development, as an editorial trainer specialising in cover workshops, and as a lecturer in Journalism at the University of Sheffield. His clients include the PPA and many major UK and European publishers.
Twice named Magazine Editor of the Year, Peter Jackson edited Drive magazine, TVTimes (taking its circulation to four million a week), Sunday magazine and the Sunday Times magazine before becoming launch Publisher of the UK edition of Elle and Sky magazine - and ultimately Managing Director of Rupert Murdoch's European magazine operation, News International-Hachette.
In 1987, he set up his own magazine consultancy, Grayling Publishing Services, attracting clients from Australia, South Africa, Spain and Indonesia where he won the 2007 Golden Yak Media Award for the re-launch of a magazine in Bali. Most of the main publishers in the UK make regular use of his services and he has undertaken major projects for the BBC and ITN.
Chairman of the judges for the PPA annual awards for a record four years, Peter now combines the roles of Chairman of Grayling Publishing Services with lecturing on Multi-Media Journalism and Communications & Media at Bournemouth University.
Chris Llewellyn is the President and CEO of Federation of International Periodical Publishers (FIPP) and has been a member of the FIPP Management Board since 1999, serving as its chairman between 2005 and 2007.
Chris was International Managing Director of Bauer Media (formerly Emap Consumer Media) from 1998. He joined Emap in 1980 as a Brand Manager. At various times in his 29 years with the company, he was Marketing Director of the Consumer Magazine Division, Group Research Director of Emap PLC, and between 1992 and 1998 he was based in Paris as Directeur Général of Emap France.
During his career, Chris has also been appointed Chairman of the Board of FAEP, the European Magazine Association, between 1996 and 1998.
Recently appointed CEO of the PPA, Barry McIlheney has worked in consumer publishing for 25 years, starting his career as Editor of Smash Hits at the height of that title's success in the late '80s. He went on to become Editor of Empire, and Managing Director of Emap Metro and Chief Executive of Emap Elan, responsible for brands such as Q, The Face, and Elle. Barry also launched FHM in France, and the men's weekly Zoo in the UK and Australia.
Harriet Dennys is editor of Media Week, the online business magazine for the commercial media industry. Prior to that she was Features Editor and Deputy Features Editor of Media Week while it was a print brand. She has also worked at The Bookseller magazine, edited a monthly newspaper for landscape designers and worked at tabloid news agencies.
Eve Pollard OBE, began her journalistic career in 1967 at Honey magazine where she was fashion editor. She worked as features editor at TV-am in 1982, and devised the series Frocks-on-the-Box for ITV during the 1980's. In 1985, she was launch editor-in-chief of ELLE magazine in the US, and edited Sunday magazine for the News of the World and You magazine for the Mail on Sunday.
Eve became the second ever female editor of a national newspaper in the UK, editing the Sunday Mirror in 1987, followed by the Sunday Express in 1991.
She has been a member of the Competition Commission's Newspaper Takeover Panel since 2001. In 2005, she wrote a biography of Jackie Onassis, called Jackie; and has jointly written four novels. Eve is married to Sir Nicholas Lloyd, a former editor of the Daily Express, and mother to the TV presenter Claudia Winkleman.