ACCA Consultant

Diane Davy


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Biographical Info

Diane Davy is the President of Castledale Inc., a consulting firm specializing in business and marketing strategies for the creative and cultural industries, including book publishing, magazine publishing, film/tv production, sound recording and interactive content. Davy serves as part-time Executive Director for WorkInCulture (Cultural Careers Council Ontario). She has over 25 years of senior management experience. Prior to founding Castledale, she was President of Key Porter Books Ltd, an internationally respected Canadian publisher of adult and children's fiction and non-fiction. She has also served as President of NextMedia Inc, a marketing and consulting company specializing in television, music and publishing; President and Publisher of Greey de Pencier/OWL Books, creators of award winning Canadian children's books and Publisher of the OWL group of children's magazines. Diane Davy has been actively involved as a member/chair of various industry and not-for-profit boards of directors, including the Association of Canadian Publishers, the Organization of Book Publishers of Ontario, the Association for the Export of Canadian Books, Magazines Canada, Scientists in School, the Canadian Children's Book Centre and PEN Canada. Davy also teaches a course on the Business of Book Publishing as part of the Humber College Creative Book Publishing Program and is part of the travelling consultants programs run by both Magazines Canada and the Association of Canadian Publishers.

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Primary Clients

Cultural Not-For-Profit, Cultural For-Profit, Federal or provincial government departments, Funding agency, Arts Service Organizations

Consulting Specialization

Business planning, Facilitation, General / operational management, Governance, Grant and proposal writing, Human resource planning and development, Organizational change, Public policy, Research, Strategic planning

Frequent Disciplines

Film and broadcasting, Literary arts and publishing, Multi-disciplinary