25 years' professional editorial experience, including 15 years within the analyst and IT publishing industry. Previously EMEA Head of Publishing for Gartner with responsibility for all client-facing analysis and reports, and prior to that Managing Editor for Dataquest, then part of the Dun & Bradstreet group. Most recently Editorial Director for a technology public relations firm. Expertise in driving editorial excellence and authorship for all client content and published materials, customer reference programmes, communications collateral, thought-leadership papers and newsletters. BA (Honours) Linguistics and Modern Languages.
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Bio

25 years' professional editorial experience, including 15 years within the analyst and IT publishing industry. Previously EMEA Head of Publishing for Gartner with responsibility for all client-facing analysis and reports, and prior to that Managing Editor for Dataquest, then part of the Dun & Bradstreet group. Most recently Editorial Director for a technology public relations firm. Expertise in driving editorial excellence and authorship for all client content and published materials, customer reference programmes, communications collateral, thought-leadership papers and newsletters. BA (Honours) Linguistics and Modern Languages.

Education

University of Central Lancashire
BA (Hons) French and Linguistics
1983 to 1987

Job history

Spend Matters UK/Europe
Director of Publishing
2014-03-01

Recent Posts

Sweden’s Public Pension Fund Pot Stock! (edit post)

April 18, 2019

Top Canadian marijuana stocks are being traded on the New York Stock Exchange and Sweden’s government-run AP7 pension fund first bought shares in Aurora Cannabis and Canopy Growth in 2018 – since then the ‘pot’ has soured. Why has Sweden’s government bought stock in Aurora Cannabis and Canopy Growth? And who else in investing? Read […]

More Protection for Whistle-Blowers on Breaches of EU Law (edit post)

April 18, 2019

MEPs have approved new rules to strengthen the protection of whistle-blowers across the EU. The rules are intended to protect and encourage reporting of breaches of EU law, give whistle-blowers the choice of reporting either internally or externally, and safeguard them against reprisals from employers. This applies to areas including public procurement, financial services, money […]

Scotland – Radical Changes to Local Government Funding Called For (edit post)

April 18, 2019

“PFI contracts should be taken over by the Treasury as part of radical changes to local government funding,” according to a new report from Unison Scotland and the Jimmy Reid Foundation calling for a ‘fundamental review’ of local government funding to examine new and alternative sources of revenue, states Scottish Construction Now. It says that PFI/PPP contracts taken over […]

Disaster Recovery as a Service Report (edit post)

April 18, 2019

Market intelligence firm SpendEdge has released a report on ‘Disaster Recovery as a Service’ covering market intelligence, procurement research, supply market forecasts, cost drivers, trends, and category management insights. Disaster recovery is relevant to all business but especially the public sector, whether that involves loss of sensitive data following a cyberattack or sourcing in an […]

Tackling UK Modern Slavery – Dun & Bradstreet (edit post)

April 18, 2019

The National Crime Agency revealed a 10-fold increase in the number of suspected modern slavery cases in 2018 across UK local authorities. The EU is actively pursuing policies to ensure better procurement decisions are made by businesses and the European Parliament is looking at EU-level rules on how public procurement can contribute to better functioning […]