Our Team

Our management and senior staff lead a team of 22 people from our offices in London, Valencia and Washington, DC.

 

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Richard Forster, Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief: Richard has 17 years publishing experience having launched titles for the United Nations, Inter-American Development Bank and Asian Development Bank with a particular focus on urban development.  Previously Managing Editor then Group Publisher at Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, Richard has an English law degree from King’s College London and a Master’s Degree  in French law from the Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne).

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Willem Fast, Commercial Director: Willem joined PFD Media in 2010 as Group Commercial Director, and is responsible for all commercial operations and business development strategies across the portfolio of publications and events. Prior to this, he worked as Partnerships Director on publications for the World Bank and the OECD. Willem has held a number of leadership roles at UBM, Autonomy, Hewlett Packard and Oracle. He holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Amsterdam, and speaks Dutch, English, German and Spanish.

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Peter Warren, Publishing Director: An Economics graduate from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Peter has been overseeing business development on UNESCO’s World Heritage review since 2007. Peter previously held a management position for a financial trading software firm in London.

 

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Jonathan Andrews, Senior Editor: A graduate of the University of Sydney with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and International Relations, Jonathan is Editor of Cities Today magazine and has previously written for publications for the World Bank, UN-HABITAT, UNESCO, the Inter-American Development Bank, the OECD and the Stockholm International Water Institute. He focuses on urban topics relating to climate change, water and sanitation, finance, and ICT.

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Nick Michell, Senior Editor: Nick Michell graduated with a BA Honours Degree in English from Leeds University before studying journalism at the London School of Journalism. Following a six-month secondment in the Communications team at UN-Habitat, Nick spent four years working on publications for UNESCO, the OECD, the Inter-American Development Bank and UN-Habitat. He is features and news editor with a special focus on urban mobility, water and sanitation, and energy efficiency in cities. Nick also writes for PFD’s travel and tourism titles.

 

 

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Caroline Fort, Production Editor: A graduate of the University of Angers (France) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Sciences and a Master’s Degree in Management of Cultural Projects, Caroline has been Production Editor for UNESCO’s World Heritage magazine since 2010. Caroline is fluent in French, Spanish and English.