Lotinga to leave the Publishers Association – Conway announced as successor 

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Stephen Lotinga and Dan Conway

Stephen Lotinga, CEO of the Publishers Association, will be leaving the membership organisation later this year, with Dan Conway, current Director of External Affairs, to be appointed his successor.  

Lotinga has held the position since 2016 and will be taking up a position at Sky as Group Director of Public Affairs.  

Conway has worked at the Publishers Association since 2018, leading on the organisation’s external affairs. 

Stephen Lotinga said: “It’s been my absolute privilege to lead the Publishers Association for the last six years and to represent the interests of such an important industry. I am so proud of all that’s been achieved in my time here, which has all only been possible due to the incredible PA team and the support of our members. 

“I am thrilled that Dan will be appointed as the new CEO and that this will allow a smooth transition, and for the organisation to benefit from his significant expertise and knowledge. His contribution to the Publishers Association’s work has been immense, his understanding of the sector considerable. I know he will lead the organisation brilliantly.” 

David Shelley, Chief Executive of Hachette UK and President of the Publishers Association, said: “Stephen has been an absolutely exceptional leader of the Publishers Association and has led the organisation from strength to strength during his tenure.  

“Dan has also contributed massively and his appointment to the position of CEO is testament to the enormous impact of the work he has led and the leadership qualities he has demonstrated in his current role. It’s an absolute pleasure to welcome him to the role and marks an exciting new chapter for the organisation.” 

Dan Conway said: “I am hugely excited to be taking on this role and continuing my work at the Publishers Association in this capacity. It’s an incredible opportunity and I am grateful to the organisation’s members for their belief in me. Stephen has been a brilliant leader and mentor and I have learnt a vast amount from him. I can’t wait to get started.”