David Roche – Publishing NED, Coach and Mentor
David Roche is non-exec Chair of London Book Fair and Chair of the writing agency New Writing North and the online publishing news service BookBrunch. David has just launched Grey Area Coaching as part of his company, David Roche Enterprises Ltd, and is a coach / mentor, sometime literary agent for a few select authors, and had his first book published by Unbound in 2017.
David has worked in both retail and publishing as CEO of Borders & Books etc, Product Director of both Waterstones and HMV, and Group Sales and Marketing Director of HarperCollins. David has also been President of the Booksellers Association and a Trustee of BookTrust.
David reads mainly literary fiction but will cross the floor to non- fiction if the subject is something he loves (see One Two Three Four by Craig Brown) or is critical (see The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells)