Ian Chapman

Managing director and CEO Simon & Schuster UK

Ian Chapman’s first job in the book industry was as an assistant on the shop floor of W H Smith in Paris.  After graduating from the Durham University he progressed through a number of editorial roles at publishing companies in New York and London before joining Simon & Schuster, which is recognised as one of the four largest English language publishers in the world, in 2000. Chapman is credited with leading the publishing house through a lengthy era of financial growth and editorial development. Over time, he has gradually added an increasing number of international responsibilities to his remit and in 2013 Chapman was promoted to the position of managing director and chief executive of Simon & Schuster UK. 

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