About Murdoch Books

We are a proudly independent, Australian based, global lifestyle brand on a mission to help people live life well.

Established by Murdoch Magazines in the early 1990s, Murdoch Books quickly gained an international reputation for quality, striking a unique chord with our combination of trail-blazing design and innovative content. In 2012 Allen & Unwin acquired Murdoch Books – a perfect match of independent spirit and proven creativity.

We publish books that add real value to people’s lives; books that nourish minds, bodies and spirits, get us thinking, expand our world, help us look after the people we love, and offer new ways to grab some energising ‘me time' along the way. These are fresh, relatable, desirable books that we are proud to publish with conviction, expertise and flair.

The categories we publish books in are:

Food & Drink
Inspiring Stories and Ideas
Conscious Living
Spaces and Places
We partner inspiring, talented and energising authors and love to share our Australian spirit and way of life with the world. Our global publishing operation, extensive network of international partners across more than 20 languages, and fresh marketing and communications approach means we are uniquely positioned to do so.

Our head office is located in Sydney, whilst our international sales and rights and international marketing and publicity are managed by our London team.

Key personnel


Clive Kintoff – Sales & Marketing Director Murdoch UK
John Sprinks – Finance Director Murdoch UK
Jemma Crocker – UK Senior Marketing and Communications Manager
Britta Martins-Simon - Rights and Co-Editions Manager
Gemma Davis - Head of International Sales
Patrick Hunter - Digital Sales Manager
Nicola Garrison - Sales and Marketing Executive


Robert Gorman – Chief Executive Officer
Lou Johnson – Publishing Director
Carol Warwick – Head of Marketing and Communications
Ashleigh Jordan – National Account Manager 
Noel Hammond – Business Development Manager
Catherine Potter – Special Sales Manager
Genevieve Ward – Finance and Administration Director
Lou Playfair – Production Manager