AUP director Sam Elworthy elected to the executive committee of the International Publishers Association

16 October 2017
Sam Elworthy International Publishers Association AUP director Sam Elworthy at the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair

At the Frankfurt Book Fair last week, Auckland University Press director Sam Elworthy was elected to the executive committee of the International Publishers Association (IPA). Founded in 1896 and based in Geneva, the IPA is the world's peak organisation of publishers associations, representing 70 organisations from 60 countries around the world. Sam has played a key role in New Zealand publishing as president of the Publishers Association of New Zealand, chair of the Michael King Writers Centre and the Book Awards Governance Group, and board member of Copyright Licensing New Zealand. This is the first time that New Zealand has had a representative on the IPA executive committee.