Madeleine Barber is special projects editor at TTG Media, responsible for creating and managing all commercially-led content across TTG’s print and digital channels. This includes advertorials, supplements, webinars and partner-led virtual events. She also writes and edits editorial features and was last year named one of the PPA 30 Under 30 Class of 2020.
Adrian Barrick has been group editorial director of Incisive
Media since 2019. His role is to help the company’s editors in the finance,
tech and sustainability sectors to build deep, enduring relationships
with influential professionals by telling compelling, valuable stories.
Adrian joined Incisive Media after an 18-month stint as an
editorial consultant. Previously he was global brand director of Haymarket’s Campaign.
There he led the transformation of the UK portfolio, bringing together all the
company’s marketing, advertising and media channels under the Campaign brand,
launched Campaign in the US and Japan, and overhauled the brand in China and
In a 34-year b2b career, Adrian has been a reporter, editor,
and publisher. He was CEO of the Built Environment division of UBM (now
Informa) for four years, as well as the company’s first chief content officer.
He has won a host of awards, including PPA digital leader and PPA global
digital brand in 2017, as well as four PPA & BSME editor of the year
awards, four PPA magazine and website of the year awards, and PPA publisher of
Anna has been at the helm of The Week Junior since its UK launch in 2015. This innovative children's news magazine has seen seven consecutive ABC increases and has won a number of awards for its editorial excellence. Anna and her team launched The Week Junior Science+Nature in 2018, while a US edition of The Week Junior launched in March 2020. Anna has been creating magazines for young people for more than 20 years, and in 2018 she was honoured with the BSME’s Editors’ Editor Award.
Claire Beale spent eight years as editor of Campaign magazine and a further eight years as the brand's global editor in chief, overseeing its eight editorial offices around the world. in 2020 she co-founded Creative Salon, a new publishing platform, membership club and consultancy for the advertising, media and marketing industries.
Nick is founding director of Salt Media. Launched in 2013 from a spare bedroom in North Devon, he and his partner Jo Rees have grown the business to an award-winning boutique publisher with particular specialisms in food, drink, travel, the environment and membership publications. Along the way they have helped nurture and develop some amazing talent and put people, the planet and prosperity and the core of the business.
A multidisciplinary art director with over 16 years of experience in the publishing industry. Currently art director of fashion industry bible Drapers, creating content across the huge portfolio ranging from events, print and digital. Most recent highlight has been a relaunch of the Drapers website and print edition that moved from weekly to a more premium monthly edition.
Sam is Chief Customer Officer at Bauer Media, leading the Customer Marketing team in the UK Publishing division. Prior to re-joining Bauer in May 2021 Sam spent 3 years at National Geographic Magazine transforming the European business for this iconic brand. During Sam’s first tenure at Bauer Media she held several publishing and marketing roles across many of Bauer’s flagship markets including Celebrity, Gardening and Women’s Specialist. With 20+ years in publishing Sam has built and shaped many brands by leading multi-discipline publishing teams in delivering customer-led growth strategies.
Founded by Tilly and her business partner 22 years ago, Think is a UK media group specialising in producing multichannel content and consultancy for membership organisations, brands and the travel sector.
The group brings together Think, our content and publishing agency, Think Travel, our travel publishing brands, and Re:Think, our publishing consultancy. We have over 70 staff across England and Scotland, and the group is still fully owned by the founders.
Tilly is also a Trustee of the think tank, Demos, a non-executive director of Welbeck Publishing Group (formerly Carlton Books) and sits on the Development Board of the National Youth Theatre.
Barry McIlheney was CEO of the PPA, the industry body for all UK magazine media, for ten years. He is the former Editor and Publisher of iconic brands Smash Hits, Q, Empire, Elle, and The Face. In 2018 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the magazine industry in his native Ireland.
A multiple award winning entrepreneur with interests in several businesses and marketing focussed agencies. Seven year Trustee and Director of The Katie Piper Foundation.
Founder of The River Group 27 years ago, and with interests in several other businesses and agencies, Nicki is a marketer by trade.Nicki is passionate about marketing and before founding River had an extensive career in this field, which involved working in magazines, and before that, in marketing for six years at Procter & Gamble.
A regular conference speaker, Nicki is also a proud mum of two children and four stepchildren, four dogs and six cats.
She is also an active board member of FIPP, a keen supporter of the PPA, a member of the Marketing Society, and a seven-year director and trustee of The Katie Piper Foundation.
Carina Perkins is editor of thegrocer.co.uk. She is responsible for running and developing the digital operations of The Grocer, one of the UK’s leading trade magazines and the bible of the food and drink industry.
Having begun her career at the Meat Trades Journal back in 2007, Carina has over 14 years’ experience in B2B journalism and has been a senior editor for the past decade. She joined The Grocer as fresh foods editor in 2015, having also worked as acting editor on BigHospitality.co.uk.
Highlights of her career have included grading cheese in Lithuania alongside a catholic priest, investigating tuna fishing in Thailand and flying to the Arctic to see the impact of cod fishing in Svalbard.
She is passionate about mentoring staff to achieve their full potential and takes great pride in The Grocer’s award-winning journalism.
I have worked at the London Review of Books for 4 years, having previously worked on both B2B and B2C titles. I am responsible for driving our subscriptions marketing strategy, identifying areas for growth as well as maximising the relationships we have with our current readers. I love the breadth of projects I get to be involved with on a daily basis, the comradery and the excitement of looking for new commercial opportunities. And I do appreciate a good spreadsheet…
Sabine Vandenbroucke is the Chief Operating Officer of Condé Nast Publishing, where she oversees the operations of the British editions of Vogue, GQ, House and Garden, World of Interiors, Glamour, Vanity Fair, Tatler, Condé Nast Johansens, Condé Nast Traveller, Love and Wired. Previously she was Winkorp’s Chief Financial Officer, the parent company of design agency Winkreative and media brand Monocle which she helped establish and develop into multiple brand extensions with global reach.
She sits on the board of Condé Nast Publishing Ltd , Belgian printer/publisher Die Keure as well as the National Army Museum in London and previously held board roles in Winkorp’s global entities.
Sabine studied business engineering in Belgium before completing her MBA at INSEAD. A Belgian native who speaks four languages, she moved to the UK in 2003 after holding international executive positions in Cologne, Maastricht and Paris across a number of blue chip industries.
Stuart is responsible for the P&L, editorial content and strategic planning for Future's world-leading music media portfolio, based in the UK and US. Those brands include Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog, Louder, Music Radar, Guitarist, Total Guitar, Guitar World, Guitar Player, Electronic Musician, Bass Player, Bass Guitar Magazine, Keyboard, Computer Music and Future Music. These peerless brands operate across digital, print and live events, connecting millions of music fans and music makers across the globe. Prior to joining Future in 2018 Stuart was Group Publishing Director of Motor Racing at Haymarket Media and, before that, was Managing Director of Music & Film at Bauer Media (formerly Emap plc), where he ran brands such as Smash Hits, MOJO and Empire. His obsession with music began with family influences that range from Stockhausen to Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mahalia Jackson to Four Tet. He plays the piano badly but with gusto and, together with his teams, is the recipient of three PPA Awards for Magazine and Specialist Magazine of the Year.