The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) has appointed Nicky Parker, publisher at Amnesty UK, as chair.
Parker, who is already a CLPE trustee, takes over the role from Kirsten White, who has come to the end of her three-year tenure.
Parker said: “I am proud to be taking on the role of Chair of Trustees for CLPE and to follow Kirsten, who has made such a vital contribution to the charity’s important work. Over the two years I’ve been a trustee I’ve learned a lot from CLPE's chief executive and staff, who are experts on the deep connections between children’s literature and literacy attainment. The guidance that they offer schools and teachers is second to none and I will do my best to support the charity in achieving its vision."
In her day job at Amnesty UK, Parker runs the publishing programme and last year initiated the Amnesty CILIP Honour, awarded to Kate Greenaway and Carnegie Medal shortlisted books that best celebrate human rights.