Our People & Values
Our talented employees help us make and sell great books every day.

Our talented employees help us make and sell great books every day.

Our People

Our 300 talented employees, across 7 offices in 3 countries—as well as a wide network of creative contributors and freelancers—help us make and sell great books every day.

As a creative business, we are particularly dependent on our people. We strive to create a culture in which all our people flourish, and foster strong values to create a fair working environment.

We invest in our people by providing them with the tools, technology, and training needed to meet the dynamic challenges of our market and the evolving needs of customers.

Quarto is dedicated to attracting and retaining the best people who are as diverse as our customers and books. We also strive for our people policies to be globally fair and equal.

Our Core Values

Quarto’s core values, which shape our business, are generated by the staff and reviewed and updated annually to ensure that they are front of mind and heart and genuinely embedded in everything we do. Our core values are: Creativity, Collaboration, Diversity & Inclusion, and Integrity.


Creativity is the cornerstone of everything we do. We encourage innovative thinking and fresh ideas at every level and are open to new ways of working. We create and support a culture that fosters passion, dedication, and commitment.


We work together for a common purpose by harnessing every team member’s unique talents. We value each individual’s perspective and opinion and the power of collaboration. We believe in fostering close partnerships with authors, illustrators, bookshops, and readers.

Diversity & Inclusion

Quarto is open and accessible to all people from all backgrounds and fosters an environment that is diverse and inclusive. Our employees, the books we make, and the contributors we work with reflect the society we live in. We value continuing to learn, grow, and understand each other’s differences, and view them as strengths.


We publish with integrity and create great books that we believe in. We approach our work with fierce resolve and an understanding of the impact our work makes on the world around us. We take social and environmental responsibility for our work and we hold ourselves accountable for our values.

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Quarto publishes books by and for everyone to promote inclusion and enable diverse writers and illustrators to reflect and shape our culture and society.

Quarto is committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion. We condemn systemic racism in society in all its forms. The Quarto Group is an equal opportunities employer. We believe that employing a diverse workforce is an important factor in success and make recruiting decisions based on applicants’ experience and skills. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion, or belief.

We monitor the diversity of our staff and published authors against the National Census annually and provide staff with unconscious bias and inclusion training to promote diversity. We are also committed to finding ways to improve our industry’s practices.

Quarto denounces any and all forms of hate, discrimination, and oppression and does not condone the use of its products in any practices aimed at harming or demeaning any group or individual.

Our Board of Directors
Non-Executive Chairman
Andy Cumming

Non-Executive Chairman

Executive Director
Chuk Kin Lau

Executive Director

Alison Goff

Group CEO

Chief Operating Officer
Ken Fund

Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director
Jane Moriarty

Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director
Mei Lan Lam

Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director
Andrea Giunti Lombardo

Non-Executive Director

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