Management Team

Steve Britten, President

Steve BrittenSteve Britten graduated with an education degree in geography and environmental studies and languages at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1973, after which he worked as a school teacher and freelance photo-journalist in England. Upon returning to South Africa, he spent 20 years working as a Parliamentary reporter and sports presenter on radio and television, and also contributed to local sporting magazines and advertising agencies as a photographer and columnist. He joined Specialty Technical Publishers in 1995 and oversaw the introduction of the company's first publications in CD-ROM, paving the way for the expansion of company offerings from loose-leaf binders into the electronic realm. His responsibilities include liaising with STP's outside authors, as well as the continual search for new areas to publish in. He also manages all matters relating to human resources in the company.

In his spare time Steve enjoys volunteering his managerial, photographic and musical interests; he travels widely; and he enjoys outdoor activities, such as hiking, kayaking, and long-distance running.

Gail Ankiewicz, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing

Gail AnkiewiczGail qualified with a National Diploma in Food & Clothing Technology after which she started her own Clothing Design and Specialty Garment Construction Company.  She then transitioned into the banking industry where she began her long and varied technical sales and consulting career, incorporating high level account management. Upon moving to Canada in 2003, she continued to build on her account management, relationship building, sales and client service experience of more than 20 years.

Gail began her career at STP as Manager of the Online Services Department and was then promoted to Sales Director, where she manages both the print and online departments, incorporating the many levels and forms of online delivery.  Her department liaises between global content providers, multinational organizations and software delivery system companies, ensuring quality content is delivered to the client’s choice of partner.  

In her “spare” time Gail lends a hand as the laborer in home renovations. She also enjoys travel, reading, cooking and acting as seamstress to her friends and family.

Gisela Temmel, Director of Editing

Gisela Temmel has had a 20-year career in editing and publishing, working with trade books, reference guides, technical reports and magazines for print and online delivery.  Her subject areas have included business law and accounting, local government, construction, transportation, environmental law and health and wellness.  As Director of Editing at STP, she leads a team of editors who, together with expert authors, develop original content and regularly update STP's extensive range of publications.

In her free time, she enjoys the great outdoors and social dancing.

Roxane Cinnamon-Wagar, Training Manager, Online Services

Roxane WagarRoxane joined the STP Team in 2010 as a Training Facilitator, bringing with her over 15 years of experience in sales, finance and client services. Having previously worked for a standards development company, Roxane recognizes the importance of understanding and applying standards properly. Combined with her interest in assisting the public, Roxane is pleased to use her experience to further client utilization and knowledge of STP guides and delivery methods.

In her spare time, Roxane enjoys various athletic activities, reading, and spending time with her friends and family.