Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Marcus graduated from the University of East Anglia with a degree in Art History, and received his MBA from London Business School.
Marcus is a member of the Nominations Committee.x
Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director
Michael Connole joined Quarto as Chief Financial Officer on 1 September 2015. He has considerable experience in media, being CFO of Global Radio, the UK's largest commercial radio group from June 2008 to August 2015, and before that he was Group Finance Director at Chrysalis Group PLC, where we worked from 1997 to 2008. He has also been Vice President -Finance (Europe) for Management Consulting Group plc and spent 7 years with KPMG's London office. Michael qualified as a chartered accountant in 1988.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 and Business Affairs
Anne is responsible for managing and safeguarding all our Intellectual Property and contractual processes, as well as assisting the Chief Financial Officer in managing our risk across the Group. She also advises the Board and the Senior Leadership Team on both regulatory and M&A matters, and act as Secretary to the Board and various Board committees.
Anne has 10 years of experience as a lawyer in the creative industries. She joins us from media and entertainment group This Is Global, where she has been Head of Legal since 2010. She was previously a lawyer with the law firm Harbottle and Lewis LLP, where she trained.x
Group Director of People
Sally is responsible for Quarto's talented and creative workforce. Her role encompasses human resources strategy and policy, including talent management and acquisition, organizational design and employee benefits, across Quarto's businesses in the US, UK, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand.
Sally joined Quarto from MLC Consulting, where she most recently held the role of Managing Director and has held interim roles at EY, Deutsche Bank and RBS Markets among others. She brings extensive experience in HR strategy, talent management and recruitment, organizational development and business analysis developed over her tenure at Barclays and prior to that in international businesses such as Accenture and Unilever.
Sally holds an MSc in Social Policy & Planning specializing in Education from London School of Economics, and a Bachelor's degree in Business, Human Resource Management from Griffith University, Australia.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
Managing Director, Quarto Partners
A graduate of Cambridge University, David began his career with Macmillan Publishers working in editorial and sales roles with assignments in Latin America and West Africa before heading up marketing in its trade division. In 1990, David co-founded TV tie-in publisher Boxtree which grew from a start-up company to an £8 million business before helping to transition the business through a management buy-out, securing equity funding prior to its later acquisition by Macmillan. Senior management positions followed - as International Director of Hachette Illustrated in Paris, and Managing Director of Hamlyn, an imprint of Octopus Publishing. 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 in the children's book sector with Templar Publishing as Sales and Marketing Director.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