As part of the annual International Visitors (IV) Programme, industry guests from around the world come together at the IFOA to share international perspectives on the publishing industry. Ursula Mackenzie, Chief Executive of Little, Brown Book Group, appears this year as keynote speaker and is interviewed by Stuart Woods, Editor of Quill & Quire.
Ursula Mackenzie began her publishing career as a rights manager at Granada. Four years later, she joined Mark Barty-King at Transworld, where she stayed for fifteen years, eventually becoming Hardcover Publisher. She was invited by David Young to join Little, Brown Book Group as Publisher in 2000, and was appointed Chief Executive and Publisher in January 2006. She was Chair of the Trade Publishers' Council from 2007–2012 and President of the Publisher’s Association from May 2012–May 2013. She is currently a serving Officer.
Stuart Woods is the editor of Quill & Quire.