Philip Blackwell is currently CEO of Blackwell Ventures, a new media investment fund, and a director of Blackwell Publishing. He was formerly Chairman and CEO of Blackwell’s, the international book distributor and retailer. He began his career with B. Dalton Booksellers in the USA before returning to the UK to work in a number of roles in bookselling and publishing with HarperCollins, HodderHeadline and Blackwell Publishing. Immediately prior to joining the family firm in 2000, Philip was Director of eBusiness & CRM at Cap Gemini.
Philip has an MSc from London University and is a Sloan Fellow of the London Business School. He is a frequent speaker on family business and new venture issues and has lectured at Instead and LBS.