Wayne Sime has been appointed as permanent chief executive of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), after taking the role on an interim basis in October last year.
ALPSP chairman Peter Ashman said: "Wayne has made a massive impact over recent months and has built an excellent rapport with the team. He's introduced several initiatives and we feel very confident that Wayne and the team will make ALPSP an even more significant and relevant organization which represents the interests of our wide range of members whilst securing a sustainable financial future."
Sime said: "I am very much looking forward to realising ALPSP's potential to expand and grow, in order that we continue to be a vibrant and relevant network, serving people within the scholarly communications community."
Sime was previous director of library services for the Royal Society of Medicine and has also worked within the NHS and financial sector. He has been a Chartered Librarian since 2001 and a Fellow of CILIP since 2009.
ALPSP has nearly 300 members, in over 30 countries, who collectively publish over half the world's total active journals as well as books, databases and other products.