Kate Gibb announced as new chair of Publishing Scotland
1 December 2020
Following on from the Publishing Scotland board meeting and AGM
on Thursday 19 November 2020, we are delighted to announce that the
board have elected Kate Gibb as the new chair
to serve for four years in that role. Kate is the Chief Operating
Officer of Canongate Books and is also a Director of Severn House
Publishers, Letters Live and Leiths School of Food and Wine. She
has held a broad range of financial, operational and leadership
roles, managing large-scale change projects both in the UK and
internationally. These have been in a wide variety of sectors
including financial, not for profit, international emergency and
development aid, commodities processing and management consultancy.
She has over ten years' experience in the publishing industry with
the last six being at Canongate.
We also said goodbye and a huge thanks to Jamie
Crawford who was on our board for 6 years - four latterly
as chair. He was warmly thanked by the board and staff of
Publishing Scotland for his service - and going above and beyond in
terms of his extra duties as presenter, chair of events, etc. We
wish him well for the future.
As Kate was our treasurer up to now, we needed a new treasurer
and therefore Fiona McParland, one of our network
member on board, has agreed to serve in that capacity. Fiona is
Publishing Manager at APS Group Ltd.
We welcomed John McPherson of Bright Red
Publishing on board as a co-opted board member for two years and
Chani McBain of Floris Books will serve her second
term of three years as publisher representative on the board.
For the full list of Publishing Scotland board members, see our