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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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

EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement Endorsed

December 13, 2018

European Parliament News announces that Parliament has endorsed a ‘landmark’ EU-Japan free trade agreement to allow free trade and remove most duties on EU goods exported to Japan. Wine, cheese, beef, pork, pasta, chocolate and biscuits will enter duty-free either immediately or after a transition period, it states, and 205 products with European geographical indications […]

Social Value Act Misused by Some UK Councils

December 13, 2018

We’ve written previously about how the UK government is strengthening the Social Value Act to require commissioners to explicitly evaluate social value when they tender a contract. Consideration of the wider social value must be added by each bidder. But CivilSociety reports from the annual conference of Navca, the local infrastructure body, in Sheffield, saying […]

Why Move from Private to Public Sector? There Are Many Good Reasons

December 11, 2018

As we enter the end of the year, we’ve been reflecting on the subjects that have filled our pages. We hope you’ll agree that there’s been some pretty good content, from regular short, sharp, current news stories, to articles and perspectives. We’ve covered topical and current affairs issues like public procurement in disaster situations, modern […]

2018 eGovernment Benchmark Report

December 6, 2018

A study from Capgemini in conjunction with consortium partners Sogeti, IDC and Politecnico di Milano, highlights the status of Europe’s digital government transformation and looks at how far public sector organisations are taking the steps necessary to achieve shared eGovernment goals. It finds that “further reuse and transparency of personal data is needed to secure […]

The European Commission’s Proposals for the Next Horizon Europe

December 6, 2018

The European Commission has published its proposals for the Horizon Europe framework to succeed the Horizon 2020 project. The Horizon 2021-2027 research and innovation programme will be worth €100 billion and is expected to launch on 1 January 2021. We have seen many projects benefiting from the funding of €130 million for innovation procurements in 2016-17 […]