Luke appointed BIC executive director

Karina Luke has been appointed executive director of Book Industry Communication (BIC), taking up the role when Peter Kilborn retires at the end of March.

Currently digital and data supply chain manager at the Penguin Group, Luke will join BIC on 16th February.

Richard Mollet, chair of BIC, said: "Karina is going to bring a wealth of experience and her industry credibility into BIC. As a mixed economy of digital and physical becomes the norm in the book industry, it has never been more important for operational standards to be widely understood and followed." 

"The BIC board is extremely grateful for the years of dedicated service from Peter Kilborn," he said.

Luke said: "After 12 wonderful and valuable years at Penguin, I'm delighted and honoured to have been offered the amazing opportunity to take over the BIC reins from Peter Kilborn, particularly during this fascinating period in publishing: a period of ongoing evolution, experimentation and diverse challenge.

"I'd like to thank the BIC board for offering me this position and also Penguin for their years of support and friendship."

Luke has over 18 years’ experience in publishing, having spent the last 12 working for Penguin. She was recently instrumental in Penguin achieving the BIC Excellence Plus Award for product data in 2011.