The Team

Amanda Ridout

CEO and Founder

Most recently CEO of Head of Zeus which was named Independent Publisher of the Year in 2017 – after just five years in existence. Previously MD of Phaidon, HarperCollins and Headline she has 35 years of experience in independent and corporate publishing.

Caroline Ridding


Most recently Publisher at Aria and before that at Avon, HarperCollins. In both roles she launched many bestselling author careers and drove both imprints to considerable commercial success. Previously she was the Book Buyer at Tesco.

Nia Beynon

Publishing / Sales & Marketing Director

Most recently Head of Digital Publishing, HQ at HarperCollins where she ran the digital-first imprint, HQ Digital. Previously Digital Sales Director at Head of Zeus where she was part of the team that won Independent Publisher of the Year in 2017. 

Sarah Ritherdon

Publishing Director

Most recently Publishing Director at Aria, and before that at HarperCollins. She has a track record of launching many bestselling author brands.

Megan Townsend

Publishing Executive

Most recently a publishing intern and freelance image researcher for Head of Zeus. Megan studied History of Art at The University of Manchester.