Simon Kingsley

Trade Sales Director

Tel: 07384 258511


Simon has worked in trade publishing for over twenty-five years, and has an outstanding record of delivering high sales. His experience also gives him an extensive list of customer contacts at Head Office level. He joined Compass in 2017 and when not selling books, he enjoys playing the trumpet, and has been a member of the Grimethorpe Colliery Band.

Lee Morgan

Academic Sales Director

Tel: 07901 916158


Lee started his career as a bookseller for Heffers, before moving into academic publishing, working for both Routledge and Sage and then joining Compass in 2004 to head up the newly created Academic division. When not selling books, he can be found walking his dog, spending time with his family or cheering on Manchester United.

Sue Wilcox

Key Accounts Manager: Trade

Tel: 07801 926247


Sue has a wealth of experience in book sales, and was previously a bookseller before joining the Compass team. She is responsible for our trade Key Accounts in London, Cambridge, Kent and Oxford, Sussex and Surrey; including Blackwell’s, Daunts, Foyle’s, Gardners and Heffers. She is also a keen golfer and a passionate Pompey supporter.

Sophie O’Reirdan

Key Accounts Manager: Academic

Tel: 07387 022619


Sophie had over fifteen years of experience in academic publishing starting as an editorial assistant on medical journals at Blackwell's, before joining Compass Academic in 2016. She looks after London and the South East for our academic clients, and covers museum and gallery bookshops for all publishers. When not selling books, she’s a besotted dog owner with a penchant for music festivals.

Michael Darcy

Area Sales Manager

Tel: 00 353 8622 52380


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 Scotland for both trade and academic titles.

David Smith

Area Sales Manager

Tel: 07901 916164


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

Tel: 07901 916170


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 Eastern England and the Midlands and 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 & Academic Sales Manager

Tel: 07824 513720


Sarah sells Compass trade and academic titles in Southern England and also plays an important role managing the planning and delivery of our programme of institutional calling. When not selling books she can be found running in the beautiful Hampshire countryside.

Maddy Gwyer

Area Sales Manager

Tel: 07824 513720


Maddy has extensive experience in the academic book trade having previously worked for Blackwell’s managing their campus bookshops. Her territory covers central and south London for our academic publishers, and she is also responsible for core stock at Waterstone’s. She lives in Kent, with her husband and two children.

Nuala O’Neill

Sales Operations Manager

Tel: 07584 020951


As our Sales Operations Manager based at our head office in west London, Nuala is usually the first point of contact for many Compass clients and customers. She is also responsible for all internet accounts, such as Amazon. Nuala previously worked at Transworld and when not curled up at home with a book, she is an enthusiastic world traveller.

Catherine Jessop

Marketing Manager

Tel: 07713 172522


Catherine has previously worked at HarperCollins and Pan Macmillan and was Head of Marketing for Walker Books. She produces our website, e-newsletter and blog, Compass Points. 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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