Emma House has been promoted to deputy chief executive of the Publishers Association as the trade body continues its reshuffle following the departure of its director of policy and communications Susie Winter.
House has been director of publisher relations at The Publishers Association for over eight years and c.e.o. Stephen Lotinga said her promotion was in “recognition of her commitment” to the organisation.
The appointment follows other changes at the PA following the recent departure of director of policy and communications, Susie Winter, to Springer Nature.
William Bowes was announced as the PA’s new general counsel and director of policy earlier this month, joining from Cambridge University Press. He has taken on the policy brief from Winter’s role and combined it with duties as counsel for the organisation.
In her new role as deputy c.e.o., House will continue with her current responsibilities as well as taking a wider role in helping to manage the running of the PA.
During her time at the trade body, House has run the PA's boards across all areas of the publishing industry, liaised with external partners and suppliers and overseen industry related projects and campaigns.
The PA said she had been also been “instrumental” in running pilots for remote e-book lending in public libraries, setting guidelines for educational publishers’ resources and leading on the PA's overseas anti-piracy campaigns.
Lotinga said: “Emma is an absolute cornerstone of the Publishers Association and so I’m delighted that she has accepted this new role which is very much deserved and a recognition of her talent and commitment.
“She has first class insight and knowledge of the publishing industry both in the UK and abroad, and I look forward to continuing to work with her to provide the best possible service to publishers.”
House added it had never been a “more important time” for the publishing industry to have a strong voice to government and other stakeholders.
“I'm looking forward to playing an integral role in continuing the work we do, with a fantastic team in place and with the support of our members,” she said.
No update has yet been given about who will take on the communications brief.