Richard Charkin is the former President of the International Publishers Association and Executive Director of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. He is also a non-executive director of the Institute of Physics Publishing.
During his career, Charkin has chaired several international publishing organisations and has held senior positions at Macmillan, part of Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, Current Science Group, Reed Elsevier, Oxford University Press and Pergamon Press.
Charkin is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Frankfurt Book Fair and President of the Book Society.
He has an MA in Natural Sciences from Trinity College, Cambridge and was a Supernumerary Fellow of Green College, Oxford.