Thursday, June 17
EJ Hurst (she/her) is the Sales Manager at New Society Publishers. In this role, she works closely with the publishing team to navigate the ever-changing sales landscape of today’s publishing business. She is dedicated to New Society’s sustainability goals and is delighted to be part of a movement helping to shape public perception about sustainable publishing and raise awareness within the book industry. In her spare time she enjoys any kind of self-propelled recreation and helps run a karate club on the island.
Raised in the Midwest, but now based in London, Anne Bowman (she/her) is responsible for the growth of Chelsea Green Publishing in the US, UK, and internationally. Having worked at several publishers – both large and small – she has developed a niche for helping UK and US businesses work together seamlessly and creating successful sales strategies in markets all over the world. She has attended all the major international book fairs and has spoken on many panels about the need for publishers to think globally and act locally. When not reading or convincing interns that working in sales is an excellent career choice, she is busy renovating her 1926 Dutch Barge Cornelia, moored right next to Tower Bridge, which she lives on with her husband, precocious daughter, and two ginger Maine Coons.
Matthew Rowland-Jones (he/him) is Pearson’s Sustainability Manager. He manages the ‘Leading Responsibly’ pillar and targets in Pearson 2030 Sustainable business plan, including Pearson’s Net Zero carbon commitment. Previous roles over his 20 year career include – managing recycling services for Local authorities, sustainability consultant and prior to Pearson with a metal packaging company. His hobbies include spending time with his family, cooking, gardening, bonsai, mountain biking and reading.
Noah Genner (he/him) has an extensive background in independent bookselling, software, and business development. As the leader of BookNet Canada he orchestrates a skilled team of technical, policy-oriented, and client-focused staff to provide new data management services and supply-chain initiatives to the Canadian publishing, library, and book retail sectors. Before working at BookNet Canada, Noah ran his own technology and software development consulting business, servicing a wide range of clients including book publishers and printers. Prior to that, Noah was Director of Software Development for consumer market research leader Compusense where he oversaw the development of a variety of software services used by numerous Fortune 500 companies worldwide. Noah serves on the Board of Directors of the Livres Canada Books and EDItEUR, and is one of the founding directors of the International Green Book Supply Chain Alliance.
Thursday, June 17