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Our Staff

William (Bill) Dee

Chief Executive

In addition to serving as director of Listening Books, Bill serves in a number of advisory roles across the Public and Third sectors. He has also served as a Trustee to several charities.

Bill was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2005 and is also a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. He was a Finalist at the Director of the Year Awards in 2013 (London and the South East) in the Public and Third Sector category.

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Louise Barling

Membership and PR Manager

Louise joined Listening Books in April 2004 on a six-month contract to cover maternity leave. Initially, she worked full time in the library and then moved on to divide her time equally between the library and our sponsored membership programme.

Louise now manages the library and looks after the charities marketing and PR.  In her spare time Louise looks after her two young children, and tries to fit in as much reading/listening as she can.

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Robert Marchant

Development and Operations Manager

Robert joined Listening Books in September 2009, having previously worked for King’s College London - as both administrative and research assistant - and as a volunteer in the education & student team at Amnesty International. Robert loves to read, especially books on history, politics and economics.

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Amy Flinders

Publisher Relations Manager

Amy joined Listening Books in August 2014 as an Acting Copyright Co-ordinator to cover maternity leave. Prior to joining Listening Books she studied Film and Literature at Warwick University and worked for a camera hire company and as an administrator for ITV. In her spare time she enjoys writing, reading and volunteering at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

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Claire Bell

Deputy Membership and PR Manager

After graduating from the University of Surrey, Roehampton in 2005, Claire worked as publicity officer and administrative assistant for Bexley Academy of Music and Performing Arts. She joined Listening Books in May 2008 as a membership services assistant.

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Jeremy Stokes

Membership Support Officer

Jeremy joined Listening Books in 2003 and enjoys helping our members. He previously worked in an adventure playground and as a chef.

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Emily Baggs

Membership Support Officer

Emily is a graduate of English Literature who has spent much of her working life so far in libraries, although Listening Books is her first audiobook library!

In her spare time she enjoys playing computer games while listening to audiobooks and relaxing with her cat.  

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Jenny-Ann Lewis

Bookkeeper

Jenny joined Listening Books in February 2013 as a bookkeeper from a marketing agency in Central London. She loves Sci-fi books, especially anything to do with Star Trek. Jenny also really enjoys doing voluntary work in her spare time.

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Claire Gosden

Membership and Recruitment Administrator

Claire joined Listening Books in August 2018. Prior to this, she studied English Literature with Geography at the University of Gloucestershire and went on to work in roles supporting volunteers at the charities Age UK Bromley & Greenwich and Alzheimer's Society. She volunteers for a local arts charity during the summer.

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Jessica Stone

Audio Producer

Jessica Stone cut her audio teeth in radio, but moved to audiobook production when she realised she could combine her love of books with her skill in sound.  Jessica creates the in-house Sound Learning titles for Listening Books as well as commercial audiobooks to ACX standards for Listening Books Productions. As the producer, she oversees every stage of the process with care, from casting and directing to recording, editing and mastering.

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Sean Kennedy

Audio Producer

Sean is a seasoned recording engineer with a background in television audio post production and music production. He joined the team in late 2019 and produces commercial audiobooks for our clients for Listening Books Productions. He’s a horror and sci-fi geek and will read anything with a good scare!

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Martin Hardie

Accountant

Martin has been accountant at Listening Books since 1998. A Chartered Accountant and Finance graduate from the University of Wales, he manages the accounts of several not-for-profit companies. He also studied engineering and philosophy at university and counts reading amongst his most enjoyable pursuits.