Karina Urquhart

Karina is the Executive Director of Book Industry Communication Ltd (BIC) and has held this position since February 2012. She has been instrumental in the restructure and re-invigoration of BIC which has seen the creation of an agile members organisation focused on driving and delivering meaningful change and education across all sectors of the UK book industry supply chain.

She has worked in the book industry for over 30 years including 5 years with Dorling Kindersley followed by 12 years at Penguin UK where she held several supply chain and operational roles, latterly as the Digital & Metadata Supply Chain Manager. She has a wealth of operational and data experience in both physical and digital supply chains; previous roles include customer operations, stock management and international sales/rights.

In June 2020, Karina was instrumental in the creation of the International Green Book Supply Chain Alliance, partnering with BISG in the US, and BookNet Canada. Representing BIC, Karina also sits on the EDItEUR Board and the International Steering Committees for Thema and ONIX.