The Festival Team

Set up in 2015 by a small group of friends dedicated to their mission to bring something completely new to the beautiful market town of Buckingham, BuckLitFest continues to enthral and delight as it enters its fifth year. The festival team continues to work tirelessly to bring the festival to life, happily introducing a little fresh blood here and there.

  • Christopher Woodhead

    Christopher Woodhead

    Christopher, having spent all his working career in publishing, is currently managing director of the University of Buckingham Press.

  • Vivienne Wordley

    Vivienne Wordley

    Vivienne combines being Executive Director of a small arts charity, the Foundation for Australia & New Zealand Arts (FANZA), with offering a independent publishing and marketing consultancy. This follows a lifetime in the booktrade, most recently as founding Programme Director of the Emirates Literary Festival, and Commercial Director of Foyles.

  • Chloe

    Chloe Woodhead

    Chloe’s varied career that straddles the wine trade and educational governance has stood her in good stead for the challenges of directing Bucklitfest.

  • Heather Adams

    Heather Adams

    Heather is CEO of HMA Literary Agency and uses her experience as an author, commissioning editor, entrepreneur and a coach to support authors and develop and sell great books.

  • Mike Bryan

    Mike Bryan

    Mike is the Executive director of HMA Literary Agency. He is an internationally renowned publishing professional with a distinguished international career spanning more than 30 years. Most recently, he was President and Vice-Chairman of Penguin Canada, and CEO of Penguin Books India.

  • Alison

    Alison Cameron

    Between a love of books and a literary family history linking her to a Charing Cross bookshop dating back to the 1920s, it was almost inevitable that Alison would slide into books after a career in the oil industry. Now proud proprietor of the University of Buckingham Bookshop, Alison is the most recent addition to the BLF directorate.