Since becoming President in 2005, Michael has done a fantastic job for the organisation and the industry as a whole. The organisation has been restructured and the appointment of a full time Association Director, Anne de Lautour, last year has transformed its administration and effectiveness. Externally Michael's ability to network with other agencies including government officers, departments and organisations has ensured that the importance of the publishing sector to the nation's cultural and economic well being has been effectively represented with tangible benefits for all members.
Michael's inclusive management style has ensured that the opinions and views of all members have been taken into full consideration by your Council. He leaves the organisation in a strong financial position and with the path ahead clearly mapped out.
On behalf of all members we thank Michael for his efforts on our behalf and wish him and his family all the very best for their exciting new life in India
On behalf of the BPANZ Council
Vice President Tony Fisk will take over the role of President of BPANZ until July 2008 when Council elections will take place. Tony Fisk, Managing Director of Harper Collins NZ Ltd has been a Council member for the past 5 years and Vice President for 3 years so BPANZ is delighted he has agreed to undertake this major role in the organisation.