Stephen Page was elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2019.
Stephen Page began his career in bookselling before moving into publishing to work in marketing and sales. In 1994 he joined Fourth Estate, becoming its Managing Director in 2000. In 2001 he moved to Faber as Chief Executive and the positive impact of his leadership was officially recognized by the industry in 2006 when Faber was named Publisher of the Year by The Bookseller. Since then Faber has been named Independent Publisher of the Year three times, in 2011, 2018 and 2019. In 2019 Faber won Trade Publisher of the Year and Independent Publisher of the Year at the IPG (Independent Publishers Guild) Awards.
From 2011-2018 Stephen was a member of the board of Creative Skillset, the industry body supporting skills and training for the UK creative industries. He is still involved in representing the interests of the Creative Sector to government as a member of the Apprenticeship Stakeholder Board.
He has been a trustee of the Rathbones Folio Literary Prize since its inception in 2013 and is also a member of the board of the Clore Leadership Programme
He was a member of the panel for the two Reviews commissioned by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, chaired by William Sieghart, into e-lending (2012) and the Public Library Service (2014).
In 2019 he joined the Creative Industries Council, a joint forum between the creative industries and government. Council members are leading figureheads drawn from across the creative and digital industries.
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