24:4 (2009:12) Toby Green Elected as the Next Chair of ALPSPDecember 11, 2009 at 6:52 pm | Posted in ALPSP | Leave a comment
Toby Green Elected as the Next Chair of ALPSP
Toby Green, head of publishing at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), has been elected as the next chair of ALPSP.
Toby joined OECD in 1998 and became head of publishing in 2007. He was instrumental in the launch of SourceOECD in 2000 and since then OECD has continued to carve out a reputation as one of the most innovative and forwarding-thinking publishers in the non-profit sector. He began his publishing career in 1982 and has previously worked for Academic Press, Elsevier and Pergamon Press.
Speaking of his election, Toby said “It is a great honor to be asked to chair ALPSP. The challenge is to build on the momentum that ALPSP has so that it can deepen and extend its work in serving the international community of not-for-profit scholarly publishers. ALPSP has its roots in the UK but has 140 members outside of the UK and active chapters in North America and Australasia so it is definitely a global association. Appointing a chair based outside the UK for the first time underlines this global aspiration.”
Toby served as a member of the Council of ALPSP from 2002-2006 and will re-join Council as chair on 1 January 2010, succeeding Robert Parker (Royal Society of Chemistry) who will continue to serve on Council as past-chair.
About the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers
The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) is the world’s largest international association for scholarly and professional publishers. It has around 350 organizational members in 37 countries who collectively publish over 10,000 journals – around half the world’s total – as well as books, databases and other products.
ALPSP’s mission is to connect, train and inform the scholarly and professional publishing community and to be an advocate on behalf of the non-profit publishing sector. ALPSP plays an active part in shaping the future of academic and professional communication, promoting ‘Scholarship-Friendly Publishing’. At this time of unprecedented change in the publishing environment, we serve, represent and strengthen the community of non-profit publishers, and those who work with them.