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The Press Board

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Chief Executive Peter Phillips is responsible to the Press Syndicate for the running of the entire Press worldwide.

Our Board is made up of the heads of the principal areas of our business:

  • Peter Phillips, Chief Executive
  • Cathy Armor, Director for People
  • Andrew Chandler, Chief Financial Officer
  • Mandy Hill, Managing Director, Academic 
  • Mark Maddocks, Chief Information Officer
  • Michael Peluse, Managing Director, English Language Teaching and Americas
  • Simon Ross, Deputy Managing Director, Academic and Managing Director, Journals
  • Rod Smith, Managing Director, Education
  • Kevin Taylor, Director of Syndicate Affairs
  • Sandra Waterhouse, Director of Operations
  • William Bowes, General Counsel and Secretary to the Press Board
Publishing Structure

We are divided into three main publishing groups. These are:


The Academic group publishes learned journals, research monographs, textbooks and reference works in Science, Technology and Medicine, and in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The Managing Director is Mandy Hill, and the Deputy Managing Director and Managing Director of Journals is Simon Ross.

Cambridge English

The Cambridge English group publishes English language teaching courses and books for all ages. The Managing Director of Cambridge English is Michael Peluse.


The Education group publishes educational books and courses for primary, secondary and international schools. The Managing Director of Education is Hanri Pieterse.

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