William Shepherd has been in publishing for over 30 years. He is Managing Director of Osprey Publishing and a Director of McLean Press, both independent businesses, the latter small by any definition.
Formerly he was Chief Executive of Reed Educational & Professional Publishing and before that, Managing Director of Ginn, both subsidiaries of large corporations. His consultancy work also brings him into contact with both the corporate and the independent. William began his career with Cambridge University Press, which, arguably, fits neither category.