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Alex Collins, Lift Education and the education portfolio for PANZ

Alex Collins, Lift Education and the education portfolio for PANZ

Name: Alex Collins Role: Chief Executive Company: Lift Education My role on the PANZ council is: Education – domestic and secondary. The role is focused on increasing advocacy activity with the NZ Ministry of Education.  I am also on the advisory group for the...

Peter Dowling, Oratia Media and PANZ Immediate Past President

Peter Dowling, Oratia Media and PANZ Immediate Past President

Name: Peter Dowling Role: Publisher Company: Oratia Media My role on the PANZ council is: Immediate Past President. I aim to provide continuity for Council after my term as President, and help drive activity in advocacy, diversity, industry intelligence and...

Tom Rennie, Bridget Williams Books and PANZ Copyright Portfolio

Tom Rennie, Bridget Williams Books and PANZ Copyright Portfolio

Name: Tom Rennie Role: Publisher Company: Bridget Williams Books (BWB) My role on the PANZ council is: I lead the work on the copyright portfolio and, of course, securing a good outcome from the Review of the Copyright Act is PANZ's top priority. It's very much a team...

Mel Winder, Hachette NZ and PANZ Council Vice President

Mel Winder, Hachette NZ and PANZ Council Vice President

Name: Mel Winder Role: Managing Director Company: Hachette NZ  My role on the PANZ council is: I have responsibility for two portfolios; Book Awards which involves working very closely with the Book Awards Trust to ensure the smooth and successful running of the...

Julia Marshall, PANZ President and Gecko Press

Julia Marshall, PANZ President and Gecko Press

Name: Julia Marshall Role: Publisher Company:  Gecko Press     My role on the PANZ council is: President of the PANZ Council. Making sure PANZ Council delivers on key areas of advocacy, copyright, training, and working in publishers' best interests - with all the...

Inna Carson, HarperCollins Mew Zealand

Inna Carson, HarperCollins Mew Zealand

Name: Inna Carson Role: Sales and Marketing Coordinator, Arotahi Agency Company: HarperCollins  My first job in publishing was: Does bookselling count? I started my career in the book industry 15 years ago as a bookseller/buyer at Waterstones, UK, but my first job in...

Ian Meredith, Aries Publishing Ltd

Ian Meredith, Aries Publishing Ltd

Name: Ian Meredith Role: Owner / operator Company: Aries Publishing Ltd My first job in publishing was: Regarding publishing in its broadest sense, selling advertising space. I'm currently reading: I've just finished, Great New Zealand Argument, edited by Russell...

Charlotte Gibbs, Toitoi Media Ltd

Charlotte Gibbs, Toitoi Media Ltd

Name: Charlotte Gibbs Role: Publisher Company: Toitoi Media Ltd My first job in publishing was: Assistant Editor at a magazine publishing company in London. I worked on four titles and loved it! I'm currently reading: The Friend by Sigrid Nunez. My biggest career...

Alison Shucksmith, Hachette NZ

Alison Shucksmith, Hachette NZ

Name: Alison Shucksmith Role: Product and Publishing Manager Company: Hachette New Zealand My first job in publishing was: Here, at Hachette as a Product Manager looking after the Orion list. Loads of years later, I still look after the Orion list, but now I also look...