Simon Kingsley

Trade Sales Director

Tel: 07384 258511

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Simon joined Compass at the end of 2017. His career in publishing sales spans over 25 years since he first started working as a merchandiser and was then recruited by Alan Jessop to the Reed Sales Team. Simon has a consistent record of achievement in general trade publishing and extensive customer contacts across all the channels, including key national accounts, chain multiples and independents as well as non-traditional and specialist markets. His experience includes a variety of senior roles at Harper Collins as well as Sales Manager positions with Conran Octopus, Phaidon and Carlton.

Lee Morgan

Academic Sales Director

Tel: 07901 916158

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Lee began his career in 1992 as a bookseller at Heffers in Cambridge before becoming a sales representative with Routledge. In 1999, he moved to Sage as UK & International Sales Manager with responsibility for all global markets and sales activities excluding the US. Lee joined Compass Academic as Head of Sales when it was first created in 2004 and is now Sales Director and a full member of the Compass Board. When not working, Lee enjoys spending time with his family and dog and supporting his beloved Manchester United.

Sue Wilcox

Key Accounts Manager: Trade

Tel: 07801 926247

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Sue is responsible for selected Key Accounts, and visits bookshops in London and the South East of England. Previously a bookseller, she is also a keen golfer and a passionate Pompey supporter!

Sophie O’Reirdan

Specialist Accounts Manager

Tel: 07387 022619

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Sophie had over 15 years of experience in the academic publishing world before she joined Compass Academic in 2016. Fresh out of university she started as an editorial assistant on medical journals at Blackwell's. She brings a unique twist to her role as Specialist Accounts Manager for Compass and, when not selling books, is a besotted dog owner with a penchant for music festivals.

David Smith

Area Sales Manager

Tel: 07901 916164

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David joined the Compass team in 2007, having previously worked as a bookseller at Waterstones. His territory covers the north of England and Wales. When not selling books, David is either out walking his handsome dog Beans in the countryside, watching Professional Wrestling or trying to keep the weeds to a minimum on his allotment!

Richard Lyle

Area Sales Manager / Product Data and Sales Admin Executive

Tel: 07901 916170

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Richard has worked in publishing or in bookselling more or less constantly since 1992. He started working at Compass in 2004. He is the Area Sales Manager for parts of Eastern England but also oversees the majority of our day-to-day admin operations including ongoing data management. Richard lives in Cambridge with his wife, stepson and two cats. He has qualified as a running coach and works with the wheelchair racing group at Cambridge & Coleridge AC.

Sarah Hodgen

Area Sales Manager

Tel: 07824 513720

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Sarah has worked for Compass since September 2011. In a previous life she is also a qualified primary school teacher and has worked in food and drink marketing. Sarah sells Compass trade and academic titles in Southern England and when not selling books or organising her family’s lives she can be either be found out running in the beautiful Hampshire countryside, or curled up with a good book!

Maddy Gwyer

Area Sales Manager

Tel: 07824 513720

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Maddy has extensive experience in the academic book trade having previously worked for Blackwell’s managing the campus bookshops at Southampton Solent and South Bank Universities. Her territory covers London for our academic publishers, and she also has responsibility for working on Waterstones core stock. She lives in South East London with her husband and two young children.

Michael Darcy

Area Sales Manager

Tel: 00 353 8622 52380

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Michael joined Brookside Publishing Services in Ireland since 2005, giving him direct experience of representing many Compass client publisher lists. Before joining Brookside, Michael worked as an academic bookseller for Waterstones in Dublin. He covers all of Ireland for both trade and academic titles.

Catherine Jessop

Marketing Manager

Tel: 07713 172522

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Catherine has previously worked at HarperCollins and Pan Macmillan and was Head of Marketing for Walker Books. She produces our weekly e-newsletter and blog, Compass Points as well as writing the copy for our website. Feeding her large family and keeping the roses under control in her small London garden (or possibly the other way around) are daily preoccupations.

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