Who’s who?

Publishing Director:


Steve Mitchell is the Publishing Director of IVP. Steve ran his own bookshop in London before selling it to STL. After that Steve served as Retail Manager of Wesley Owen, and Managing Director of Authentic Media. He is a well known figure in the evangelical Christian trade, and wrote his MBA thesis on the Christian retail market in the UK.

Publishing Board:

Dr Andrew Fergusson (chair) 


Dr Fergusson is chair of the IVP Publishing Board. He qualified at St Thomas’s Hospital in 1975 and was a GP in SE London from 1979-89. He worked for Christian Medical Fellowship for 15 of the next 22 years, and also sat on the General Medical Council. He has written several hundred articles and two books, and edited half a dozen others on subjects at the interface of medicine and Christianity, regularly broadcasting on radio and TV. A trustee of IVP since 2012, he is co-opted onto the SPCK board and chairs IVP’s publishing board. He lives in Faversham, Kent and relaxes with classic detective fiction and Millwall FC.

Alan Bramley

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Alan Bramley is now retired having spent a career as an accountant both in the profession and in the commercial sector. Currently acting as honorary accountant at Tyndale House, Cambridge, which houses a library with international significance in the field of biblical studies. He has been involved with IVP for over fifteen years including 10 years as a trustee since its separation from UCCF in 2005. Alan first developed an appreciation of good Christian books faithful to the Bible as an undergraduate.

Mark Finnie

Mark Finnie

Mark has been immersed in publishing for over thirty years – as Sales and Marketing Manager at IVP, Editorial Manager at Paternoster, Publisher at Authentic Media and Partnership Director at Biblica. He has helped hundreds of authors turn their ideas and manuscripts into successful books and overseen development of publishers’ lists in a variety of genres, including apologetics, biblical studies, biography, contemporary cultural issues, reference and theology.

Highlights include launching books such as Authentic Christianity and Cross of Christ with John Stott, hosting events with authors like Alec Motyer – to celebrate his magnum opus on Isaiah after 30 years gestation, and publishing Christianity Explored, Operation World, Turning Points and the Diamond Jubilee New Testament, with a combined reach of over three million.

He has worked as an advisor, publisher or trustee for various events including Keswick Ministries, New Wine, Soul Survivor, Spring Harvest and Tyndale conferences, with NGOs such as Release International, Tear Fund, Toy Box and World Vision, and for mission agencies such as Intersere, OM, WEC and YWAM.


Peter Loose

Peter Loose Jan 2016 IVP-SPCK

Peter retired on sale of his hi-tech business in his mid-4o’s, nearly 30 years ago! He has been deeply involved with young people and teens for 25 of those ‘retired’ years. Married to Faith (A pair of golden oldies!) with four children, their spouses and grandchildren, Peter is committed to sharing freely some of what he learned in international business among charities. He welcomed the opportunity to join IVP in 2011 as the UCCF representative Trustee Board member, partnering and promoting the vital need for substantive publications in support of the Bible. Now excited and enthusiastically continues to invest time for the production and distribution of ‘information’ in support of evidenced biblical faith.


Debra Reid 

Debra Reid

Debra Reid, BD, MA, PhD, has been a tutor at Spurgeon’s College, London, since September 1987.
Her experience in Christian publishing has been through writing, editing and acting in a consultant capacity. She worked with the teams responsible for a variety of Bible editions including the New Light Bible, and the NIV Thematic Bible. She has written articles for reference books (e.g., The New International Dictionary of OT Theology and Exegesis (Zondervan, 1997); The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery (IVP, 1998)). She contributed to the IVP Crossways Bible Guides series (Psalms (vol.2) (1998); and, Ruth and Esther (2000)). She is the author of the Tyndale OT Commentary on Esther (IVP, 2008); and acted as writer and consultant for the Collins Bible Companion (2009). For Lion Publishing House she co-authored the Compact Guide to the Bible (2010) and the Who’s Who of the Bible (2012). She served as Old Testament consultant for The Dorling Kingsley Illustrated Family Bible (2012).
She is married to David, has three energetic sons and is a member of Horley Baptist Church.

David Stone

David Stone

David Stone is Canon Precentor and Sub-Dean of Coventry Cathedral, where he moved with his wife and their twin sons in 2010, after serving as Vicar of a church in Earls Court and then as Team Rector of Newbury. He originally trained as a medical doctor and then worked with UCCF and the Christian Medical Fellowship before going to theological college and being ordained in 1988. He is an author, editor and broadcaster with a passion for helping people to discover for themselves the riches of God’s grace. He became a member of the IVP Board in 2001.

David Vardy

David Vardy

David Vardy has been a Trustee of a number of Christian charities over many years involved in education, social action, world mission, Bible teaching and Christian literature. He has a passion for evangelism and has worked with a number of evangelists including Dr Billy Graham. A native of the North East of England he and his wife, Rosemary, now live in Edinburgh. They have three married children and 8 grandchildren.


Professor Sue Vaux Halliday


Sue Vaux Halliday, MA (Cantab) MBA (LBS) PhD (Bradford) Chartered Marketer FRSA; is Professor of Marketing at the University of Hertfordshire.  She contributed to recently published textbooks on entrepreneurial marketing, services marketing and on organisational change and most recently on marketing, trust and discourse analysis. She publishes in a range of internationally recognised and excellent academic journals on service innovation, relational branding and sustainability, including Marketing Theory, the European Journal of Marketing, and the Journal of Management Inquiry. She is Deacon for Outreach in her church, and as such serves on the Leadership Team.