Catherine Eccles owns and runs the largest and one of the longest-standing scouting agencies in the UK (formerly Anne Louise Fisher Associates). They work with seventeen publishers around the world and a film company, scouting English-language books from the UK and Commonwealth countries, as well as foreign language books. Eccles Fisher Associates pays close attention to Australian-originated titles, regularly receiving submissions from both publishers and agents. Catherine was previously deputy managing director at Chatto & Windus and managing director at Granta.