Jo Forshaw

Audio Director, HarperCollins

“Jo is the very definition of an unsung hero in publishing: with enormous kindness and scabrous humour, she, with the small team she leads, gets a huge amount done with the minimum of fuss. She is constantly masterminding inventive ways to do things, but she also always has time to be an endlessly supportive mentor and champion for her colleagues. In addition to being a grafter she is a mensch: in 2016 she was instrumental in making HarperCollins’ entire audio back catalogue available for free to users of the RNIB. In short, she’s nothing short of a powerhouse and I hope her extraordinary contribution will be recognised by the industry.”

—Fionnuala Barrett