Gail Rebuck

Chair of the publishing group, Penguin Random House UK

Gail Rebuck is Chair of the publishers Penguin Random House UK and sits on their Global Board. She was Chair and CEO of Random House from 1991-2013 and a Non-Executive Director of BSkyB from 2002-2012. Gail is currently a Non-Executive Director of Koovs Plc, Belmond Ltd. and the Guardian Media Group. Gail chairs the Council of the Royal College of Art, the Cheltenham Literature Festival and the Quick Reads charity which she founded, alongside World Book Day, on behalf of the publishing industry.

Gail was voted Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year in 2009; was awarded a CBE in 2000; a DBE in 2009 and in May 2015 she received the Women in Publishing Pandora Award for significant and sustained contribution to the publishing industry and in 2016 was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the London Book Fair. She was appointed a Labour Peer to the House of Lords in 2014.