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Who we are
Publishers Association (PA) is the UK publishers association representing the interests of British publishers in the areas of consumers, literacy and academia. Its members are publishers of scientific periodicals, university, high school, elementary school, literature, non-fiction, children's literature and educational materials. The UK publishers generate gross value added (GVA) of up to 7.8 billion for the UK business as a whole, with exports accounting for 57% of this.
In addition, the sector can support up to 70,000 workplaces. As an association, our goal is to offer our members the impact, insights and service they need to succeed and be competitive. It is our vision to enhance the retail landscape for UK publishers by giving the sector a powerful presence in the UK public sector, within the UK, Europe and world.
Providing a platform for the sharing of uncompetitive information between publishers and providing assistance and direction to the publishing community through technology and other changes.
Mr. Lotinga has been Chief Executive Officer of the Publishers Association since January 2016. He has a broad professional background in the civil and commercial sector, among others in the administration as Communications Director of former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. Prior to that, Stephen was Executive Director of External Affairs and Strategy at PHSO, a managing director at Edelman and a management director and partner at Bell Pottinger.
At the beginning of his liberal democrat careers, he worked for the Liberal Democrats as senior policy advisor, senior advisor, in 2010 heading the advisory committee that successfully led the party into the first governing alliance in half a cent. Prior to that, he served as DCMS Policy Adviser at Lord Foster of Bath, where he was initially launched into the worlds of publication, IP and creativity.
She joined the Publishers Association after 7 years as Head of Development at the London Book Fair and 6 years of global B2B publication work. She leads the PA members' global anti-piracy campaign, monitoring and lobbying for safe markets in major exporting areas.
She works in close cooperation with organisations such as UK Commerce & Investment and the British Council to find ways for British publishers to expand their exports and to support the British publishers in international networks. Close cooperation with our members on industry-relevant topics and the promotion of literature and literacy are top priority for specialist publishers.
Mr. Wharton is Director of Operations at The Publishers Association, which will join The Professional Contractors Group (PCG), a professional association for freelancers, in early 2008 after three years as Operations Manager. He has many roles within the PA, which include finance, memberships, sales and communication, engineering, premises and human resources.