Mike Barnard spent the first part of his working life as a freelance writer and then as a reporter, sub editor and editor on newspapers and magazines. "
"He joined the Macmillan publishing group in 1972. He was appointed to the main board in 1985 and has had wide ranging responsibilities, including publishing and operations, during his thirty-two years with the company. "
"He is the author of many articles and short stories and several technical books. He is a Liveryman of the Stationers Company, a Fellow of several professional associations and a former Chairman of Pira International, the printing and publishing industries' research association. "
"He lectures on publishing and production and is a Visiting Professor at the University of the Arts, London.