Richard Fisher and Michael Healy have joined the advisory board of the London Book Fair (LBF).
Fisher is former m.d. of academic publishing at Cambridge University Press (CUP), while Healy is executive director (international relations) at Copyright Clearance Centre.
The LBF Advisory Board offers counsel and advice to the LBF executive team, led by Jacks Thomas, director of the London Book Fair.
David Roche, non-executive chairman of the LBF Advisory Board, said: "Jacks Thomas and I are delighted Richard and Michael will be joining the LBF Advisory Board. Their combined experience and knowledge of the publishing industry in the UK and on a global level, as well as their clear passion for the Fair, will make them an asset to the board. I’m very much looking forward to working with both of them."
Fisher said: "I am delighted to be joining the Advisory Board of The London Book Fair. Book Fairs have, if anything, grown in international importance in recent years, as global publishing comes to terms with a multiplicity of technological and cultural changes, and it is vital that academic publishing is properly represented, and its particular international resonance recognised. I look forward greatly to working with David Roche, Jacks Thomas, and many others to advance new LBF initiatives for the academic sector."
Healy said: "I’m very pleased to be joining the Advisory Board of The London Book Fair. My association with the book fair goes back many years, as a speaker at its seminars, as an exhibitor, and as an organiser of events in its educational program. It’s an integral and vibrant part of the global publishing industry and I look forward to working with the Advisory Board and the LBF management team to continue its success."