Kirsty Melville

Founding publisher of Simon & Schuster Australia, Kirsty Melville moved to the US in 1994 as Vice-President and Publisher for Ten Speed Press in Berkeley, California, and led in its transformation from a niche publishing company into an internationally recognized, award-winning publisher. She departed Ten Speed to work as Publisher for San Francisco’s University Games, was appointed Publisher and Executive Vice-President of Andrews McMeel Publishing in 2005, and was named President and Publisher in 2009.