Emma Layfield

Emma Layfield is Hachette UK’s Office Lead in Manchester and Picture Book Development Director, North, for Hachette Children’s Group. She is also co-chair of Hachette UK’s All Together Network which promotes the recruitment, retention and development of people from low socio-economic backgrounds and regional backgrounds. Emma also co-founded the independent network, Children’s Books North, for published children’s authors, illustrators and publishing professionals living in the North and Scotland.