15 May 2020
Annie Callanan, CEO of Taylor & Francis, has been elected as the new President of the Publishers Association. Annie succeeds Peter Phillips, CEO of Cambridge University Press, who remains an Officer of the Publishers Association.
The Presidency transferred at the Publishers Association’s Annual General Meeting, which was held virtually, yesterday (Thursday, 14 May 2020).
David Shelley, CEO of Hachette UK, has been elected to the position of Publishers Association Vice-President and Treasurer.
Perminder Mann, CEO of Bonnier Books UK, was also confirmed as the new Chair of the Consumer Publishers Council.
Annie Callanan said:
“I am honoured to take on the role of President of the Publishers Association and am looking forward to the responsibilities associated with it – especially in these challenging times. I believe that publishers of all stripes have a vital role to play in helping to enrich lives, whether it is through learning or through adventures of the imagination. My priority throughout my presidency will be to demonstrate the value and opportunity that publishers provide to society now and in the future.”
Stephen Lotinga, CEO of the Publishers Association said:
“Annie’s energy, optimism and experience will be hugely valuable to us all as we navigate the challenges currently facing our industry. Annie will be a brilliant President of the Publishers Association and I look forward to continuing to work with her to ensure that UK publishing continues to thrive.”
In addition, the following elections to the Publishers Association’s Council were announced:
Rebecca Sinclair, Brand and Communications Director of Penguin Random House; Stephen Page, CEO of Faber & Faber and Rebecca Smart, Managing Director of Publishing at DK, have been elected as Council Members to serve their first 3-year terms.
Charlie Redmayne, CEO of Harper Collins, who has completed a 3-year term as an Officer, has been elected to the Publishers Association Council for a 3-year term.
Cally Poplak, Managing Director of Egmont Publishing has completed her first 3-year term as a member of Council and has been elected to serve a second term.
Perminder Mann will also hold an ex-officio seat on Council as the new Chair of the Consumer Publishers Council.