Non-Executive Director(s) Vacancy

Posted on October 07, 2016 by Anthony Cond

Acclaimed as ‘one of the great success stories in the difficult climate of modern academic publishing,’ Liverpool University Press (LUP) is a recent winner of both The IPG Frankfurt Book Fair Academic and Professional Publisher of the Year and The Bookseller Independent Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year awards. The Press has emerged as among the most vibrant and dynamic of university presses, reflecting the commitment to excellence of the University of Liverpool. We are now looking to add at least one non-executive director to the Board of LUP.

The Press is a limited company, wholly-owned by the University of Liverpool, and its Managing Director and senior management team reports to the company Board. Current non-executive directors are Professor Fiona Beveridge (Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Humanities and Social Sciences; Chair), Sue Corbett (formerly Chief Executive of INASP and Managing Director for Medicine at John Wiley), and David McDonnell (formerly worldwide CEO of Grant Thornton International). The vacancy arises following the death of the Press’s long-standing non-executive Chair, David Attwooll.

As well as senior level experience in academic publishing, the new non-executive director(s) should have significant experience of at least two of the following: digital publishing, university presses, small academic publishing businesses, global sales, finance, intermediaries and supply chain, new business models, Humanities and Social Science journals.

The Press will pay an annual honorarium of £4000 plus standard travel for meetings in Liverpool. The Board meets on a quarterly basis, with occasional emails in the interim.The appointment is for three years in the first instance.

Applicants should email a CV and a covering letter explaining their interest in LUP and relevant experience to Anthony Cond, Managing Director, Closing date 5pm on Friday 4th November 2016.

For informal enquiries and any questions relating to the role of Non-Executive Director please contact Anthony Cond directly.

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