I began working in trade publishing aged 21 and through working on a range of magazines found myself covering such diverse roles as reporting from a coal face, inspecting cement plants, and sampling Australian wines (some of which I liked more than others!). After a stint of travelling I then worked for a busy contract publisher in London as a chief sub, and moved to join Future Publishing's craft division in 1995. I joined Origin in 1999 working as an editor, managing editor and later moved into a publishing role. I have been Publishing Director for three years and really enjoy the variety of being involved to varying extents in the craft, hair and wedding markets.
“Management is nothing more than motivating other people” – Lee Lacocca, Chairman of Chrysler Corporation