THE CEO of Bloomsbury Publishing, Nigel Newton, has hailed the appointment of new non-executive Baroness Lola Young.
I am delighted to have been asked to join Bloomsbury Publishing as a non-executive director
Baroness Lola Young
Set to play an integral role in the the company’s diversity and inclusion strategy, Newton said Young’s exeperience will be of immense value moving foward.
He told the Bookseller: “I am delighted to welcome Lola Young to the board of directors of Bloomsbury.
“I first met her when she was the chair of the judges of The Man Booker Prize in 2017 and became aware then of her extensive work on social issues in the House of Lords, as an academic, and in literary matters through her roles as chair of both The Orange Prize and The Booker Prize.
“This rich experience makes her the perfect appointment to the board of Bloomsbury because we are convinced that increased focus on social issues will help support our publishing and financial goals. I look forward very much to working with her.”
Young, who was recently elected an honorary fellow of the Royal Society for Literature, enthused: “I am delighted to have been asked to join Bloomsbury Publishing as a non-executive director and I look forward to working with colleagues to achieve the aims of this publishing house, particularly with regard to Bloomsbury’s commitment to increasing diversity across the company.”
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes, and is the originating publisher and custodian of the Harry Potter series.
The organisation has offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford and Sydney.
Within Bloomsbury’s Academic division, it publishes under Bloomsbury, as well as under a number of prestigious and historic imprint names.
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