C.K. Lau is an executive director of Lion Rock Group Limited and an executive director of OPUS Group Limited, a subsidiary of Lion Rock Group. CK joined Quarto in May 2018 after being elected to the Board as an Executive Director. He was appointed interim Chief Executive Officer on 24 May 2018.x
Chief Operating Officer
A graduate of SUNY Oswego and with an MBA in Finance at Pace University, Ken first started with Dino DeLaurentiis Productions in New Business Development moving on to Simon & Schuster Publishers as Business Manager in 1984. He joined Harper Collins San Francisco in 1990 where he was Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations, Trade Group, responsible for all of the publishing imprints. In 1999 Ken joined Quarto as President and CEO of Rockport Publishers. After acquiring CPI, MBI, and CSP, all of the US companies were amalgamated as the Quayside Publishing Group, since renamed Quarto Publishing Group USA.x
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Michael worked for 12 years at Deloitte Haskins & Sells (now part of PWC), spending the last two years of his tenure there as a senior manager in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department. He joined Quarto in 1987, and was appointed Finance Director in 1989. Michael remained with Quarto for 28 years before resigning from his post as Chief Financial Officer in 2015. Michael re-joined Quarto as a Non-executive Director in May 2018.x
Chief Creative Officer
A graduate of Oxford University, David has worked for the art publishers Phaidon Press and with André Deutsch. He was Managing Director of the art publishers and bookshop chain Zwemmer, Commercial Director for the Royal Pavilion, Art Gallery and Museums of Brighton, and was for 15 years the Chief Executive of the Royal Academy Enterprises organizing the business activities of London's Royal Academy of Arts where he created the Institution's book publishing, contract magazine publishing and contract retail operations.
David has curated numerous exhibitions, lectured widely, written for art and professional publications and, as Iqon Editions, created the '...Isms' series of cultural reference books, which have been published in over 25 languages.x
Group Director of Legal & Business Affairs
Charles is a solicitor with 20 years experience in private practice and in house roles. He joined Quarto in December 2017. In private practice Charles worked principally at DLA Piper and latterly at Trowers & Hamlins where he was a partner specialising in all corporate and commercial matters for 4 years until 2013. Since then he has worked in a number of senior in house interim roles for Travelex, Ascential plc and Kingfisher plc. His last role was at Ascot Lloyd Financial Services where he was General Counsel and Company Secretary. Charles is an ICSA qualified Company Secretary.x
Group Director of Foreign Rights
Group Director of Foreign Rights
Karine completed a Master's Degree and Postgraduate Diploma in European Studies in Paris, followed by a diploma in publishing from the Sorbonne, before embarking on a publishing career specialising in foreign rights sales. Fluent in three languages, she worked briefly with Flammarion in Paris before moving permanently to London, where she joined Quarto in 1998. Initially joining the company as a Rights Manager, she became Director of Foreign Rights for the International Co-Editions Group, where she oversaw foreign language rights sales grow impressively over the space of a decade. In her position as Group Director of Foreign Rights she leads the sales effort for all of The Quarto Group's titles.
She manages a team who speak 12 different languages and come from 15 different countries and in any given year sell in 35 foreign languages and into more than 40 countries.x
Group Director of Communications
Dorothée is responsible for Quarto’s internal, external and financial communications. She joined Quarto in April 2016 from Coca-Cola Enterprises where she held a variety of roles over 9 years, both in France and the UK, working across reputation management, corporate responsibility communications strategies, digital and social media and issues management. Previously, Dorothée worked at the Alliance Française in Washington, DC (USA) where she helped run the school and the organization’s cultural events. Dorothée holds a BA in political sciences from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Lille (France) and a MA in Corporate Communications from CELSA at Paris Sorbonne (France).x