International Trade Association, ALPSP, has announced the following appointments to the Board of Directors. These changes were confirmed at the Annual General Meeting held in Manchester on 15 September.
- Chair of ALPSP – Jamie Humphrey, Royal Society of Chemistry
- Chair of Education Committee – Georgie Field, PLOS
- Chair of Training Committee – Sophia Anderton, BJU International
- Honorary Treasurer – Nadine Buckland, University of the West Indies Press
- Non Executive Director – Sami Benchekroun, Morressier
- Non Executive Director – Sarah Fricker, IOP Publishing
- Non Executive Director – Allison Lang, BMJ
Wayne Sime, CEO said ‘I should like to congratulate everyone on their new roles. I look forward to working with them as they play an active role in shaping our future plans and policies.’
Jamie Humphrey, who will be taking up the position of Chair of ALPSP in January 2023, has been involved with ALPSP since 2009, when he became tutor of the Effective Journal Editorial Management training course. Two years later he joined the ALPSP Training Committee and in 2019 he became chair of that committee. Jamie then joined ALPSP Council in 2020 and became an ALPSP Director in 2022.
‘I am delighted to be confirmed as the new Chair of ALPSP from January. I have been involved with ALPSP for most of my professional career, and it’s a great privilege to have the opportunity now to contribute as Chair to the great work that ALPSP does. I am very much looking forward to working with the ALPSP team, the Board of Directors, and ALPSP members to support the publishing community by providing an excellent member experience and useful benefits.’
Georgie Field, who will be taking up the position of Chair of Education Committee in January 2023, has been an active member of the ALPSP Education Committee since 2019. Since joining the committee, Georgie has proposed and/or co-lead several webinars, including the Women in Leadership webinar, the upcoming Open Data webinar, and a follow up to the mentoring webinar.
‘I am happy to be announced as Chair of the Education Committee. I plan to grow our webinars program, establishing a full annual program of webinars. I plan to foster connections with the other ALPSP committees (such as training and EDI) to broaden topic areas and inclusivity. I will also leverage my position within SSP to create linkages to their annual meeting program and would create a mechanism by which the membership can suggest topics and give early feedback on the program for the year.’
Sophia Anderton, who will be taking up the position of Chair of the Training Committee in January 2023, is already a Director of ALPSP and has been a member of the ALPSP Education Committee since 2019, helping to organise the Association’s member webinars. Other ALPSP involvement includes being a Course tutor for the Commissioning Content training course and the ALPSP representative on the NISO Transfer Standing Committee, for which she is co-Chair
‘I am absolutely delighted to have been elected Chair of the Training Committee. Having been a delegate and a trainer on ALPSP training courses at various times in my career and I know the value they bring. I am really looking forward to working with the committee, carrying on the great work they have done and developing new ways to reach more delegates than ever before.’