Alice Geary, senior account executive at Midas Public Relations, has been appointed the Society of Young Publishers' (SYP) UK chair for 2017.
The appointment sees in the start of a new structure for the SYP with the creation of an independent UK committee, previously conjoined within the London branch.
SYP's head of events Louise Newton, audio assistant for Little, Brown Book Group, will take the position of London branch chair for 2017.
Geary, who has been the SYP's Oxford co-chair for the past year and was a speaker coordinator for organisation throughout 2015, commented: "A real focus for the SYP last year was to raise awareness of the society as a united body working across the five regional branches, and separating the UK Chair role from the London committee is a great opportunity to further strengthen the society’s brand and relations. It's a huge honour to have been made UK Chair 2017 and I am delighted to be working with such an inspiring and dedicated team in the year ahead."
Newton said: "I'm very pleased to be spending my final year on the SYP committee as 2017 London Chair. The SYP were incredibly supportive when I started out in the industry and I am eager to continue to offer that same level of support, and to grow and sustain the SYP for future members."