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About us

Inter-Varsity Press (IVP) is one of the UK’s leading Evangelical publishers.

Previously a publishing wing of Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship (UCCF), and now under the management of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK), IVP aims to produce quality, Evangelical books for the digital age.

We publish leading Evangelical authors from the UK and overseas, including:

  • John Stott

  • Don Carson

  • Amy Orr-Ewing

  • Tim Chester

  • Emma Scrivener

  • Jonathan Lamb



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Our Apollos imprint is home to our Academic titles, featuring acclaimed series such as New Studies in Biblical Theology and Apollos Old Testament Commentaries. Browse our Apollos titles here.



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IVP publishes titles in conjunction with Keswick Ministries for the annual Keswick Convention - both the Keswick Yearbook and Study Guide. Our books under the Keswick Ministries imprint are relevant even if you don’t visit the convention. Browse our Keswick titles here.



Our Board of Directors

John Pritchard

The Rt Revd John Pritchard (Chair)

Bishop John retired as Bishop of Oxford in 2014, having previously been Bishop of Jarrow and Archdeacon of Canterbury. He continues to lead retreats, speak at training events and write.

James Catford

James Catford

James joined the Governing Body in 2016. James worked for IVP, HodderHeadline and HarperCollins before serving as Chief Executive of Bible Society until 2015. He now has an international portfolio of commercial and charity roles.

Dr Andrew Fergusson

Dr Andrew Fergusson

After a career in medicine and communicating at the Christian/medical interface, Andrew was co-opted onto the SPCK Governing Body from the former IVP Board at the time of the merger of the two organisations.

Eric Thompson

Eric Thompson

Eric joined the Governing Body in 2015 and is oversight trustee for Staff/HR as well as serving on the Audit Committee. He is Operations Director of Emmanuel Church, Croydon, and a member of the PCC and Deanery Synod.

IVP Publishing Board

Dr Andrew Fergusson

Dr Andrew Fergusson (Chair)

After a career in medicine and communicating at the Christian/medical interface, Andrew was co-opted onto the SPCK Governing Body from the former IVP Board at the time of the merger of the two organisations.

Alan Bramley

Alan Bramley

Alan Bramley is currently acting as honorary accountant at Tyndale House, Cambridge. He has been involved with IVP for over fifteen years including 10 years as a trustee since its separation from UCCF in 2005. 

Mark Finnie

Mark Finnie

Mark has been immersed in publishing for over thirty years - as Sales and Marketing Manager at IVP, Editorial Manager at Paternoster, Publisher at Authentic Media and Partnership Director at Biblica. 

Peter Loose

Peter Loose

Peter joined IVP in 2011 as the UCCF representative Trustee Board member. Now continues to invest time in the production and distribution of information in support of evidenced biblical faith.

Debra Reid

Debra Reid

Debra Reid, BD, MA, PhD, has been a tutor at Spurgeon's College, London, since September 1987.
Her experience in Christian publishing has been through writing, editing and acting in a consultant capacity.

David Stone

David Stone

David Stone is Canon Precentor and Sub-Dean of Coventry Cathedral. He worked with UCCF and the Christian Medical Fellowship before going to theological college and being ordained in 1988. He is an author, editor and broadcaster.

David Vardy

David Vardy

David Vardy has been a Trustee of a number of Christian charities over many years. He has a passion for evangelism and has worked with a number of evangelists including Dr Billy Graham.

Prof Sue Vaux Halliday

Prof Sue Vaux Halliday

Sue Vaux Halliday is Professor of Marketing at the University of Hertfordshire. She publishes in a range of journals including Marketing Theory, the European Journal of Marketing, and the Journal of Management Inquiry.


Our Senior Management

Sam Richardson, CEO

Sam Richardson, CEO

Sam leads the staff team and works closely with the trustees. Sam's background before joining SPCK in 2014 was in commercial publishing. He won Young Independent Publisher of the Year in 2016, lives in Cambridgeshire with his wife and their three boys, and supports Crystal Palace.

Alexandra McDonald, Commercial Director

Alexandra McDonald, Commercial Director

Alexandra oversees the trade sales, marketing, publicity, licensing, ebooks, direct to consumer activity, distribution logistics and many other things. If she had spare time, she would like to spend it reading, doing yoga and playing golf but usually ends up trapped in the car being mum's taxi.

Alan Mordue, Sales Director

Alan Mordue, Sales Director

Alan heads up the sales team in the field, spending most of his time selling books into High Street and academic bookshops. In his spare time he enjoys reading books on Historical Jesus research, as well as sampling real ales (all in the interest of research, of course).

Michael Brackpool, Finance Director

Michael Brackpool, Finance Director

As Finance Director Michael looks after the financial area and the accounting for the group. He is a keen sailor, supports Wasps RFC and spends considerable effort keeping the family Springer Spaniel in the boat and out of mud and other things.

Primavera Quantrill, Partnerships Director

Primavera Quantrill, Partnerships Director

Primavera has worked in Christian communications since Windows 95 was cool and now connects SPCK and IVP with partners who can support our mission in all kinds of ways. When she's not with her family she can be found mucking out the alpacas at Vauxhall City Farm or sailing the South Coast in classic boats.

Mark Read, Art Director

Mark Read, Art Director

Mark designs and art directs our book covers, previously working at a commercial publisher with 14 years’ experience designing bestsellers. Mark is married with three young children, lives in Kent, and consumes too much popcorn.

Chris Watkins, Production Director

Chris Watkins, Production Director

Chris heads the Production and House Editorial departments, ensuring books are delivered on time and budget and to the best possible standard. He deals extensively with external suppliers and oversees the use and implementation of Production systems.

Steve Mitchell, Publishing Director (IVP)

Steve Mitchell, Publishing Director (IVP)

Steve is the Director of Publishing for IVP. He has a background in bookselling, and along the way picked up an MBA. He lives in Cumbria with his wife Karen; and as a happy empty-nester now has more time for his books and bass guitar.

Pat Phillips, Executive Administrator

Pat Phillips, Executive Administrator

Pat is responsible for HR, and Health and Safety, looks after the Governing Body and its committees, and carries out various central admin roles. Her interests outside work include the arts, especially opera, and watching England play rugby.

Angus Crichton, Worldwide Manager

Angus Crichton, Worldwide Manager

Angus manages SPCK's and IVP's work to support the creation of theological publications in the global south, that are relevant to those contexts, particularly with the Africa Theological Network Press.