Texas-born and a graduate of Princeton University, Janis Susskind joined the London company of Boosey & Hawkes in 1980, learning the classical music publishing business from the ground up and leading the expansion of the composer list to encompass many of the leading figures in classical music today.
Janis became a Boosey & Hawkes director in 1997, joined its Board in 2004 as Publishing Director and was appointed Managing Director in 2012. Beyond her position at Boosey & Hawkes, she has served as Chairman of the Society for the Promotion of New Music, as a Trustee of the Royal College of Music and the Britten-Pears Foundation and on the Board of English National Opera. Janis was awarded Honorary Membership of the Royal College of Music in 2007, has twice been named in the Evening Standard’s ‘Most Influential’ list and was cited by Musical America in 2013 as one of the ‘Movers & Shakers: 30 Key Influencers in the Performing Arts’. She was awarded an OBE for Services to Music in 2014.