Meet the team

The people make FSG. Of all the things that set FSG apart, our wonderful staff are right at the forefront: from the renowned, personalized customer service that we offer across the business, to the truly future-looking nature at the heart of all our products and services, it is the team behind all this that makes working at and with FSG so rewarding.

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James Drake - Chairman

I am the Founder and Chairman of Future Science Group, focusing on breakthrough medical, biotechnological and scientific research, as well as a number of philanthropic initiatives.

After working in research and then publishing for a number of years, I founded Ashley Publications and Expert Reviews Ltd in the 1990s (subsequently acquired by Informa), followed by Future Science Group in the early 2000s.

Alongside our publishing group, I have also founded a collection of philanthropic foundations spanning sport, science, art, literature and music. The first of these was The Drake Foundation, which is a not-for-profit committed to understanding and improving the health and welfare of sports players through scientific research and collaboration. In the Foundation’s first 5 years, we have invested well over £2 million into scientific research and resources to support sport, science and the wider society.

In 2015, I established The Drake Calleja Trust to support exceptional musicians from underprivileged backgrounds at the start of their careers. We have since expanded the Trust to support both classical and non-classical musicians, producers and songwriters, with saxophonist YolanDa Brown heading up the DrakeYolanDa Award for non-classical musicians.

As well as being a keen amateur artist myself, I am also Founder of a number of art and literature projects. For example, my team – on behalf of the artist’s family – are currently creating a database and catalogue raisonné for the great Rodin contemporary Paul Troubetzkoy.

Website: jamesdrake.com

Twitter: @jjpdrake

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Phil Garner - CEO

Phil joined Future Science Group as CEO in 2014 after a decade in senior management positions at Informa plc, where he ran Informa’s medical books and journals businesses. Phil is also on the board of FSG’s various philanthropic and not-for-profit initiatives covering music, arts, literature and funding concussion research. He is also a Non-Executive Director at Portland Press Ltd, the publishing arm of the Biochemical Society. Phil has a BSc in Zoology and an MBA – both from Imperial College London.

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James Drake - Chairman

I am the Founder and Chairman of Future Science Group, focusing on breakthrough medical, biotechnological and scientific research, as well as a number of philanthropic initiatives.

After working in research and then publishing for a number of years, I founded Ashley Publications and Expert Reviews Ltd in the 1990s (subsequently acquired by Informa), followed by Future Science Group in the early 2000s.

Alongside our publishing group, I have also founded a collection of philanthropic foundations spanning sport, science, art, literature and music. The first of these was The Drake Foundation, which is a not-for-profit committed to understanding and improving the health and welfare of sports players through scientific research and collaboration. In the Foundation’s first 5 years, we have invested well over £2 million into scientific research and resources to support sport, science and the wider society.

In 2015, I established The Drake Calleja Trust to support exceptional musicians from underprivileged backgrounds at the start of their careers. We have since expanded the Trust to support both classical and non-classical musicians, producers and songwriters, with saxophonist YolanDa Brown heading up the DrakeYolanDa Award for non-classical musicians.

As well as being a keen amateur artist myself, I am also Founder of a number of art and literature projects. For example, my team – on behalf of the artist’s family – are currently creating a database and catalogue raisonné for the great Rodin contemporary Paul Troubetzkoy.

Website: jamesdrake.com

Twitter: @jjpdrake

Phil Garner - CEO

Phil joined Future Science Group as CEO in 2014 after a decade in senior management positions at Informa plc, where he ran Informa’s medical books and journals businesses. Phil is also on the board of FSG’s various philanthropic and not-for-profit initiatives covering music, arts, literature and funding concussion research. He is also a Non-Executive Director at Portland Press Ltd, the publishing arm of the Biochemical Society. Phil has a BSc in Zoology and an MBA – both from Imperial College London.

Georgia Akande

(Audience Development Manager)

Naomi Baba

(Senior Client Relationship Manager)

Amy Bamford

(Business Development Manager)

Kat Berry

(Head of Production)

Alice Bough

(Commissioning Editor)

Celeste Brady

(Commissioning Editor)

Sam Cavana

(Reprint Sales Manager)

Lucy Chard

(Commissioning Editor)

Georgia Cousins

(Client Services Executive)

Lauryn Cushnie

(Video Editor)

Abi Crafter

(Digital Marketing Executive)

Francis Davies

(Production Editor)

Lewis Dillingham

(e-Newsletter Co-ordinator)

Laura Dormer

(Editorial Director)

Tristan Free

(Digital Editor)

Louis Gautier

(Commissioning Editor)

Sukhvinder Ghataore

(Web Developer)

Adriana Gonzalez

(Operations & Accounts Manager)

Nancy Hagan

(Production Editor)

Atiya Henry

(Commissioning Editor)

Rachel Jenkins

(Senior Editor)

Heather Jones

(Production Editor)

Sarah Jones

(Commissioning Editor)

Stella Kirtsidou

(Sales Support Administrator)

Francesca Lake

(Head of Open Access Publishing)

Ilana Landau

(Editor)

Freya Leask

(Publisher)

Peter Lynch

(IT Specialist)

Luke Maberly

(Senior Video Editor)

Georgi Makin

(Senior Editor)

Dominik March

(Head of Subscriptions)

Joseph Martin

(Commissioning Editor)

Naamah Maundrell

(Editor-in-Chief)

Sarah Mayes

(Publisher)

Andrew McKinnon

(Video Editor)

Joe McManus

(Client Services Executive)

Nishal Mohanlal

(Production Editor)

Hannah Morton

(Graphic Designer)

Dionne Murray

(Head of Advertising)

Sankeetha Nadarajah

(Managing Commissioning Editor)

Leigh Nugent

(Managing Production Editor)

Peter Olima

(Head of I.T. and Operations)

Jade Parker

(Senior Editor)

Adam Price-Evans

(Managing Commissioning Editor)

Lauren Pulling

(Publisher, Managing Director of Events)

Leela Ripton

(Head of Marketing)

Zara Robinson

(Head of Production)

Sharon Salt

(Senior Editor)

Abigail Sawyer

(Senior Digital Editor)

Stuart Steele

(Subscriptions Manager)

Jenny Straiton

(Editor)

Julia Titova

(Commissioning Editor)

Johanna Todd

(Senior Commissioning Editor)

Ebony Torrington

(Commissioning Editor)

Joanne Walker

(Head of Publishing Solutions)

Harriet Wall

(Commissioning Editor)

Roshaine Wijayatunga

(Senior Editor, Oncology)