I'm honoured and pleased to have been appointed President, heading the council in its work to further the interests of book publishers in New Zealand.
Melanee Winder, Managing Director of Hachette NZ, becomes Vice-President, with Melanie Laville-Moore, NZ Director for Allen & Unwin, the Immediate Past President.
Fellow councillors are Alex Collins (Lift Education), Debra Millar (Penguin Random House NZ), Sandra Noakes (HarperCollins NZ), Tom Rennie (Bridget Williams Books) and Tracy Strudley (Global Education Systems).
At the AGM, Melanie Laville-Moore paid tribute to departing councillors Sam Elworthy (Auckland University Press) and Julia Marshall (Gecko Press) for their major contributions over an extended period.
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- Peter Dowling, Publisher