New PA president Callanan optimistic publishing can turn the page post-Covid

New PA president Callanan optimistic publishing can turn the page post-Covid

If taking up the Publishers Association presidency at a time when coronavirus is shaking the industry to its core is a daunting task, Taylor & Francis chief executive Annie Callanan—who has stepped into the lead role at the trade body, following Cambridge University Press’ Peter Phillips—sounds ready for the challenge.

She is “very energised and very honoured” by the position, she says, over Zoom from her home country of the US, where she is basing herself during lockdown. And she is optimistic about how the industry can get through the pandemic. “I feel tremendous optimism but also a high...

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