Rebecca Smart

Managing Director, Ebury Publishing (Penguin Random House UK)


I am the Managing Director of Ebury Publishing, part of Penguin Random House. Ebury is the largest non-fiction publisher in the UK and publishes some of the country’s best-loved authors, including Mary Berry, Rick Stein, David Attenborough, Richard Branson and Caitlin Moran. I have been in publishing for over 20 years and would love to inspire and encourage young people to think about publishing and writing as career choices. Although I now live in Oxford and work in London, I’m originally from Hull and was educated in a large state secondary school there. I went to University in Leeds and then, much later, completed an MBA at Warwick University. I have two children who are now at secondary school.