Tuesday, November 21, 2017
LEADING PUBLISHER KEVIN CHAPMAN TO JOIN MASSEY UNIVERSITY PRESS BOARD
One of this country’s most experienced and successful publishers has joined the Editorial Board of Massey University Press. Kevin Chapman has worked in book publishing for over thirty years, in New Zealand, the UK, Canada, the US and Australia. He has worked in general trade publishing and book packaging, and prior to starting Upstart Press was Managing Director of Hachette NZ (previously Hodder Moa Beckett) for over fifteen years. Kevin has been heavily involved in publishing industry activities for many years, including as a former president of PANZ.
‘We are so delighted that Kevin has agreed to join our board,’ says MUP Board chair Associate Professor Anna Brown. ‘He brings enormous business acumen, a love for publishing and great energy and enthusiasm to the board table, and will assist us in building further on the impressive achievements of this new Press.’
‘I have always had an interest in academic publishing,’ says Kevin Chapman. ‘And as an alumnus I think that I can offer some value to a university for which I have a great affection.’
Massey University Press was established in 2015. Its publisher, Nicola Legat, former Publishing Director of Random House New Zealand, came on board in August 2015. The Press will have published thirty-two books by the end of 2017. It also publishes for Te Papa Press, under an agreement between Massey University and Te Papa.