David Shelley elected President of the Publishers Association

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David Shelley, CEO of Hachette UK, has been elected to the position of President of the Publishers Association. David succeeds Annie Callanan, CEO of Taylor & Francis, who remains an Officer of the Publishers Association. 

The Presidency transferred at the Publishers Association’s Annual General Meeting, which was held virtually, yesterday (Wednesday, 28 April 2021).

Nigel Newton, CEO of Bloomsbury, has been elected to the position of Publishers Association Vice-President and Treasurer.

David Shelley said:

“I feel very honoured to be President of the Publishers Association, following so many incredible publishers before me. My priority in the year ahead is to work to highlight the value that publishing adds to the world. I am looking forward to working with my colleagues across the industry to open up publishing as much as we can.”

Chief Executive of the Publishers Association, Stephen Lotinga, said:

“David is bringing a wealth of knowledge, experience and energy to his role as President of the Publishers Association. He has been a huge supporter of our work and I look forward to continuing to work with him as President to tell the industry’s story and make sure it has everything it needs for its continued success.”

In addition, the following elections to the Publishers Association’s Council were announced:

Peter Phillips, CEO of Cambridge University Press; Juliet Mabey, Publisher, Oneworld; Karen Phillips, Senior Vice President of Global Learning Resources at SAGE Publishing and Sharon Hague, Senior Vice President at Pearson.