Our Team

Fiona Razvi

Festival Director

Get in touch to discuss: Programming & Partnerships

Email: [email protected]

The book Fiona would take to a desert island is Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 

Headshot of Fiona Razvi Book Cover o Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Mandy Mallen

Festival Manager

Get in touch to discuss: Operations & Logistics

Email: [email protected]

The book Mandy would give to a friend is The Confession by Jessie Burton.

Headshot of Mandy Mallen Book Cover for The Confession by Jessie Burton

Siobhan May

Speaker Management & Programming

Get in touch to discuss: Author Talks & Events

Email: [email protected]

The book Siobhan couldnt put down is Falling Animals by Sheila Armstrong 

Headshot of Siobhan May Book Cover of Falling Animals by Sheila Armstrong

Laura Byrne

Education Manager

Get in touch to discuss: School Visits, Tickets, Workshops & Competitions

Email: [email protected]

The book Laura loved as a child is The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton

Headshot of Laura Byrne Book Cover of The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton

Catherine Binnie

Digital Marketing

Get in touch to discuss: Marketing and Digital Channels

The book Catherine would recommend to a friend is Wifedom by Anna Funder

Email: [email protected]


Debs Taylor

Festival Friends & Advertising

Get in touch to discuss: Marketing Enquiries

Email: [email protected]

The book Debs read that made her laugh out loud is Brouhaha by Ardal OHanlon 

Headshot of Debs Taylor Book Cover of Brouhaha by Ardal O'Hanlon

Fran Baxter

Clerk to the Trustees & Speaker Support

Get in touch to discuss: Admin

Email: [email protected] 

Headshot of Fran Baxter

Maggie Kerr

Sponsorship & Partnerships

Get in touch to discuss: Ways your business can work with BookFest

Email: [email protected]

The book Maggie wishes shed written is A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers  

Jane Tootell


Finance, Payment & Invoices

Email: [email protected]

Our Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees are all volunteers who give their skills and time to help drive our development. They work with us to help set strategic goals that ensure Wimbledon BookFest fulfils its artistic and charitable purposes and is responsibly and effectively managed. 

Current members are:

Lord Iain McNicol (Chair), Katharine Davies, David Shriver, Alice Skinner, Marina Vokos, Sue Woodman, Toby Mundy (observer).

Our Programming Advisory Board

Our Programming Advisory Board meet throughout the year to provide support and input on Wimbledon BookFests events programming. Their knowledge of industry trends and developments not only provides us with valuable insight, but ensures fresh ideas and diverse voices are part of every festival mix. 

Current members are:

Toby Mundy, Marina Vokos, Emma Dowson, Kate Straus, Alice Skinner, Andreas Alamabritis, Liz Hughes. 

Our Lead Educational Partner – University of Roehampton

Education is at the heart of the Wimbledon BookFest’s work and we are proud that the University of Roehampton, a centre for excellence in literature and the arts, with a commitment to educating people from all backgrounds, is our principal sponsor and education partner.  

As well as providing academic speakers, the University partners with us on education projects and each year its students take on a series of roles throughout the festival period, from stewarding to writing event reviews, recording video footage and more. Discover more about our partnership with the University of Roehampton on our Sponsors and Education pages. 

Our Suppliers

The book seller and local businesses that provide the support that helps bring our BookFest events to life.

Bookseller Waterstones 

Design Kevin Smith 

IT Andy Mirza 

Photography John Stone, Nick Gregan 

Festival A/V Matt Turner, Clownfish Events