Richard Charkin and Toby Faber have been appointed to the Board of award-winning academic publisher, Liverpool University Press.
Charkin’s appointment coincides with the switch to a part-time role as Executive Director of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. In a distinguished career he has been CEO of Macmillan, CEO of Reed International Books, Managing Director (Academic and General Division) at Oxford University Press, Non-executive Director at Melbourne University Publishing, and President of both the UK Publishers Association and the International Publishers Association.
An acclaimed author and former Managing Director of Faber & Faber, Toby Faber is no stranger to the university press world, having been a trustee of Yale University Press (UK) for 17 years. Faber is Chairman of Faber Music and, as a former vice Chairman of the Authors Licensing and Collecting Society, is currently an ALCS-nominated non-executive director of the Copyright Licensing Agency.
Professor Fiona Beveridge, Chair of the Board of Liverpool University Press commented, ‘Richard and Toby will bring vast experience and industry knowledge to the Board of LUP as the Press continues to grow under the leadership of Anthony Cond. I would also like to say a very big thank you to Sue Corbett, a former Wiley-Blackwell Managing Director, who is stepping down from the Board and has provided consistently wise counsel over the past 7 years.’
Liverpool University Press won both the IPG and Bookseller awards for academic publisher of the year in 2015.
Pictured: Richard Charkin (left) and Toby Faber (right).