Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Marcus Leaver has been CEO of The Quarto Group since December 2012 having joined the company as COO earlier that year. He has re-focussed the London Stock Exchange-listed Group on its intellectual property businesses, selling non-core activities, and increasing the focus on its children’s business both organically and by acquisition.
Prior to Quarto, he worked in the USA from 2005, latterly as President of Sterling Publishing, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble. Before living and working in the US, from 1998 he worked for Chrysalis Group plc, a London Stock Exchange-listed media company, latterly as Corporate Development Director and then CEO of Chrysalis Books Group, from 2002.
Marcus graduated from the University of East Anglia with a degree in Art History, and received his MBA from London Business School. He lives in London with his wife and four children.x
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Brian joined Quarto as Interim Chief Financial Officer in May 2017, following a two-year assignment as Interim Chief Financial Officer of Huntsworth Plc. He has extensive experience across the technology, media and marketing services sectors, including five years as Vice President CFO of Warner Music International as well as over three years at Yahoo, first as Vice President CFO Europe and then as Vice President Finance International. He is also an Independent External Member of the Audit and Risk Committee for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).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
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 People
Nanette joined Quarto in January 2018.
She brings over 25 years’ experience in Human Resources, developed over her tenure as Human Resources Director for Hearst Magazines UK for 11 years and for CBRE UK for 6 years, among other roles.
Since 2013, she has been running her own consultancy in HR and coaching, providing counsel and direction to businesses and private clients alike.
Nanette manages Quarto’s human resources strategy with the underlying ambition for Quarto to be a great place to work.x
Managing Director, Quarto Partners
David Inman manages the entrepreneurial arm of The Quarto Group – Quarto Partners. He has ownership of Quarto's distribution services across the US and the UK and manages Quarto's international publishing partnerships, looking for opportunities for growth around the world, in both English and foreign language.
David first joined Quarto as Sales and Marketing Director in 2009 before returning as Managing Director of Quarto Publishing Group UK in 2013, following a period with Templar Publishing. A graduate of Cambridge University, David began his career with Macmillan Publishers. He co-founded TV tie-in publisher Boxtree which was later acquired by Macmillan. He then held several senior management positions with Hachette Illustrated in Paris and Octopus Publishing.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
Interim Group Director of Legal & Business Affairs
Charles joins us from Ascot Lloyd Financial Services where he has been General Counsel & Company Secretary since July 2016.
He is experienced in delivering interim assignments, having recently supported Kingfisher, Ascential and Travelex.x