Chair - Emily Cook
After completing her Masters in Publishing & Editing in 2013 Emily decided to pack up her life, go traveling, and pursue her publishing career in London. She was fortunate enough to become the Coordinator for the Independent Publishers Guild team where she gained experience across the industry. During her stint in London she wisely joined the SYP and became involved with the events committee. She loved it so much that she decided to start a branch in Ireland.
Secretary - Shauna Daly
A lover of all things literary, Shauna indulged her obsession with books by doing an MA in Publishing and English Literature in NUIG, which she finished in 2014. She began an internship in the summer of 2014 with New Island Books and now works there as an editorial assistant. She is passionate about the editorial and design side of publishing, and her favourite author is J.D. Salinger. She enjoys spending all her spare time wandering around bookshops, much to the chagrin of her acquaintances.
Treasurer - Imogen McBean
Since graduating with a degree in English Literature in 2012 and realising that she wanted to forge a career around books, Imogen has been involved in various aspects of the publishing industry. Amongst other things, she worked for an historical fiction author for over a year. Last year Imogen completed a MSc in Publishing in Edinburgh and is currently working as a children's bookseller in Dublin which she loves!
Communications Officer - Joanna Smyth
Originally from the west of Ireland, Joanna Smyth studied at NUI Galway, where she completed a completed a Master's in Literature and Publishing. She joined Hachette Ireland as an editorial assistant in 2010 and is now Editorial and Communications Manager.