Tim Davies: CEO, Westchester Group, UK
Tim Davies is CEO of Westchester Group UK, comprising Westchester Education UK & International, Westchester Publishing Services UK Ltd, and River Editorial. His previous positions include Managing Director at The History Press, Sales Director at Oxford University Press and Faber & Faber, Key Account Director at Baker & Taylor UK, plus various non-exec and interim roles, including Chairman at Authoright PR, and Director at Compass IPS. Tim has a business development, sales, and marketing background, and has extensive experience across multiple sectors including education and edtech, academic, trade and literary publishing, author services, PR, and distribution. Tim also holds a PGCert in Executive Coaching and Mentoring, gained at Oxford Brookes, and is proud to be a mentor on the Independent Publishers’ Guild Mentor Programme.
Rebecca Durose-Croft: VP of International Strategy and Projects
Rebecca Durose-Croft, Managing Director, Education, oversees the development of our UK and international education projects. Rebecca brings a wealth of experience in Educational Publishing, having previously worked in Editorial and Project Management roles for Oxford University Press, Pearson Education, Cambridge University Press, and Marshall Cavendish. Rebecca has worked across print, digital, and online platforms and has extensive knowledge of UK and international curricula.
Emma Hudson: Content & Services Manager, Westchester Education UK & International
Emma Hudson has over 12 years’ experience working within education and academic publishing, including delivering large and complex projects across both print and digital for Pearson Education. From print books, to apps, to online platforms, she enjoys all aspects of creating high-quality content for learning. Working closely with clients, she oversees all editorial aspects and fosters positive working relationships to help deliver projects on schedule, collaborating to find solutions along the way.
Tom Storr: Editorial Manager, Westchester Education UK & International
Tom Storr manages projects from manuscript to end product. He is responsible for schedules and budgets and oversees all production stages, including copyediting and proofreading, working closely with clients and suppliers to ensure processes run smoothly. Tom has been working in publishing for nine years, both as an in-house editor and freelancer, and has substantial experience of delivering large and complex print and digital educational products for both UK and international markets.
Kevin J. Gray: President and Chief Content Officer, US
Kevin J. Gray, President and Chief Content Officer, leads Westchester Education Services' US team, drawing upon decades of experience working with clients across the education spectrum. He collaborates with clients to develop innovative solutions to complex problems. A former literacy and social studies editor and teacher, Kevin also previously held leadership roles at a variety of development houses.
David Bailis: Senior Director of Operations, US
David Bailis, Senior Director of Operations oversees the day-to-day operations of Westchester Education Services' US division. Dave has years of experience creating content and managing service providers for a number of publishing companies. He has held leadership roles at National Geographic, Symmetry Creative Production, and Tighe Publishing. Before moving into his current role, Dave was Westchester's US Content Director for STEM; he still leads select Maths programs.
Mark DaGrossa: Director of Creative Services
Mark DaGrossa, Director of Creative Services, sets the design direction for Westchester Education Services and oversees all art, illustration, and design work. Mark worked in Mazer’s design division for 20 years before starting his own studio, Folio Designhaus, which serviced the educational and commercial markets.
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