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Governance

Consolidated accounts

Our most recent consolidated accounts can be downloaded as a PDF: consolidated accounts 2020-21.

Publishing Scotland’s Articles of Association

Adopted by Special Resolution dated 9 December 2015

Publishing Scotland was incorporated in 2007. Its Articles of Association (PDF) were amended in 2015.

Annual Report 2020-2021

Our most recent annual report can be downloaded as a PDF: annual report 2020-2021.

Publishing Scotland’s Board

As from November 2021, Fiona McParland will serve her second term of three years as network representative and Treasurer. The Publishing Scotland Board has up to 12 members: five directors drawn from the publisher membership; two from the network membership; and up to four co-opted members plus the Chief Executive. The Board meets approximately four times a year.
 
According to our revised Memorandum and Articles of Association, any directors who have served for a period of three years shall retire from office at the AGM but shall then be eligible for re-election for a further three years.   

There is provision to co-opt up to four Board members from outside the publishing sector.


The current Board (as from November 2021)

  • Kate Gibb, Canongate Books (PUBLISHER): Chair
  • Fiona McParland, APS (NETWORK): Treasurer
  • Davinder Bedi, BookSource (CO-OPTED)
  • Simon Brown, Anderson Strathern (CO-OPTED)
  • John MacPherson, Bright Red Publishing (CO-OPTED)
  • Chani McBain, Floris Books (PUBLISHER)
  • Ann Crawford, National Galleries of Scotland Publishing (PUBLISHER)
  • Laura Jones, 404 Ink (PUBLISHER)
  • Samuel McDowell, Charco Press (PUBLISHER)
  • Miriam Rune, Miriam Rune PR (NETWORK)
  • Marion Sinclair, Chief Executive, Publishing Scotland

Full biographies of the board can be found here.

There are also various sub-committees and steering groups

Trade and Marketing Sub-Committee

  • Fiona Brownlee, Brownlee Donald Associates
  • Naomi Farmer, Edinburgh University Press
  • Suzanne Kennedy, Floris Books
  • Kirstin Lamb, Barrington Stoke
  • Jethro Lennox, HarperCollins
  • Nadine Luchsinger, Canongate Books
  • Ceris Jones, Sandstone Press
  • Gavin MacDougall, Luath Press

Training Sub-committee

  • Ann Crawford, National Galleries of Scotland
  • Susan Pacitti, Glasgow Museums Publishing
  • Caroline Gorham, Canongate Books
  • Caroline Clarke, Canongate Books
  • Kay Farrell, Sandstone Press
  • Gillian Macrosson, Witherbys
  • Elaine Reid, Floris Books

Audit and Risk Committee (and staff sub-committee)

  • Kate Gibb (Chair), Canongate Books
  • Simon Brown, Anderson Strathern
  • Davinder Bedi, BookSource

International Publishing Fellowship Steering Group

  • Jenny Brown, Jenny Brown Associates
  • Fiona Brownlee, Brownlee Donald Associates
  • Andrea Joyce, Literary Agent
  • Janne Moller, Black & White Publishing
  • Alan Bett, Creative Scotland
  • Kirstin Lamb (2020), Barrington Stoke
  • Allan Cameron (2020), Vagabond Voices

Scottish Books International steering group

  • Alan Bett, Creative Scotland
  • Jenny Brown, Jenny Brown Associates
  • Sophie Moxon, Edinburgh International Book Festival
  • Marion Sinclair, Publishing Scotland

Future/horizon-scanning group

  • Kate Gibb, Canongate Books
  • Katy Lockwood Holmes, Floris Books
  • Rosie Howie, Hodder Gibson
  • Davinder Bedi, BookSource

BookSource

  • Kate Gibb, Canongate Books
  • Katy Lockwood-Holmes, Floris Books
  • John Mitchell
  • Marion Sinclair, Publishing Scotland
  • Jonathan Williams, Cicerone Press

Constitution

Publishing Scotland is a registered charity (SC009404), governed by a main Board of Trustees with responsibility for overall policy setting and financial matters. We are also a company limited by guarantee (SC317586).

Funding

Publishing Scotland acknowledges the generous support from Creative Scotland, and is also funded partly by annual subscriptions from the membership, and by earned income from activities and revenue from the trading subsidiary, BookSource.