Gail Rebuck, Baroness Rebuck, DBE (born 10 February 1952) is a British publisher and Chair of global book publisher Penguin Random House's British operations. She was married to Philip Gould, Lord Gould of Brookwood, until his death in November 2011.
Early life and education
Rebuck's Latvian-born grandfather, and her own father, were both in the London rag trade. At the age of four she was sent to the South Kensington Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle, learning there to read and write in French before she did in English. She graduated with a degree in intellectual history from Sussex University in 1974.
Rebuck worked for several small publishers and ran a paperback imprint for Hamlyn before putting her own funds into a new imprint, Century. After a merger with Hutchinson in 1985, Century Hutchinson was taken over by Random House UK in 1989. Rebuck was appointed Chair and Chief Executive of Random House UK in 1991.
In 2014, it was announced that Rebuck was to become a Labour peer in the House of Lords, following the footsteps of her late husband. She was created a Life Peer on 18 September 2014 taking the title Baroness Rebuck of Bloomsbury in the London Borough of Camden.
- Boyd Tonkin, "Gail Rebuck: Power behind the prose", The Independent, 4 September 2010.
- Best of British Industry Awards - Gail Rebuck
- Robert McCrum, "Our top 50 players in the world of books", The Observer, 5 March 2006.
- Books Power 100: Gail Rebuck #9, The Guardian, 24 September 2011.
- "The Power List 2013", Woman's Hour, BBC Radio 4.
- The London Gazette: . 31 December 1999.
- Graham Ruddick, "Random House boss Gail Rebuck leads Queen's birthday honours for financial world", The Daily Telegraph, 13 June 2009.
- The London Gazette: . 13 June 2009.
- The London Gazette: . 24 September 2014.
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