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Walker Books Group
Chief Global Development Officer
Helen leads a global team responsible for shaping key Walker Group properties in the development, exploitation, marketing, and sale of multiple rights and production of multiple formats. Formerly Deputy MD at BBC Worldwide, she joined Walker Books UK in 2006 as MD, setting up Walker Productions and bringing all licensing management in house before going on to head up the new Group Rights and Development Division which also includes the Walker and Candlewick Entertainment publishing lists.
Creative Keynote with Chris Riddell
Our Keynote speaker this year is Chris Riddell - illustrator, author and political cartoonist. Passionate about the act of creation, politically committed, and currently meeting thousands of young people from every background across the UK in his role as Children’s Laureate, Chris will bring his unique wit and world-view to a keynote which promises inspiration and challenge in equal measure. Session Producer Ed Pugh on Chris's keynote: You can't find a person more creative than Chris Riddell for this Keynote - he's an illustrator, author, political cartoonist, award winner and current Chrildren's Laureate. He is also deceptively humourous and fun. Stand by for creation before your very eyes... Video: