Who we are


Director – Judith Palmer
Business Manager – Paul Adlam
Publishing Manager – Michael Sims 

Learning & Participation Manager – Julia Bird
Education Officer – Natasha Ryan
Education Co-ordinator – Helen Bowell

Education Consultant – Shân Maclennan
Education Officer – Alice Watson (maternity leave until 2021)

Marketing and Communications Manager – Ben Rogers
Marketing and Communications Officer – Oliver Fox

Membership Manager – Paul McGrane
Membership Assistant – Kate White

Editor, The Poetry Review – Emily Berry

Café Manager – Suzanne Posthumus

Laureate Projects Manager – Caroline Hawkridge

Finance Officer – Tony Anaxagorou
Administrator – Adham Smart


Nigel Ludlow (Chair), Chris Beckett, Lizzie Crump, Mairi Johnson, Jessica Mookherjee, Andrew Neilson, Ann Phillips, Gareth Prior, Sarah Thomson, Isabel White, Emma Wright

Honorary Positions

President: Roger McGough

Vice Presidents: Simon Armitage, Carol Ann Duffy, Michael Longley, Ian McMillan, Hugo Williams, Benjamin Zephaniah