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PANZ actively represents publishers’ interests to industry and government. The PANZ advocacy team works to inform the relevant government departments and industry bodies of key issues facing book publishers and how we can work effectively together.

Strong support from the publishing industry is vital to this work. Association members are a diverse mix of general, literary and educational publishers, ranging from small independent niche publishers to large multinationals.

PANZ represents the industry on

• WeCreate
• Copyright Licensing New Zealand Board
• Book Trade Liaison Committee (BTLC)
• Book Awards Trust (BAT)
• Whitireia Diploma in Publishing Advisory Committee

Industry statistics

Nielsen Book Research completed a report to PANZ on the size of the New Zealand publishing market in 2021. The New Zealand Publishing Market Size Report 2022 sets an important benchmark for measuring the value and volume of sales across the publishing industry.

The report values the New Zealand book market at $292 million in 2022, with 19.9 million units sold.

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PANZ represents the industry to

• Creative New Zealand
• Ministry for Culture and Heritage
• Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
• Education New Zealand
• New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

PANZ is a member of

International Publishers Association
Diversity Works
The Coalition for Books



PANZ Manifesto

Publishers for a stronger, better New Zealand


Council Members

PANZ is an incorporated society headed by a President and seven council members.
The Council is supported by an Association Director and a Membership Services Manager.
Each Council member manages a portfolio representing a key element of the industry.

Claire Murdoch

PANZ President

Portfolios  Advocacy, Finance. Claire is Head of Publishing at Penguin Random House New Zealand.

Graeme Cosslett

Immediate Past President

Portfolio  Diversity, Equity and inclusion. Graeme is Director | Chief Executive at NZCER.

Eboni Waitere

Vice President

Portfolio  Copyright and International. Eboni is Director at Huia Publishers.

Hana Pomare

Portfolios  Education – Domestic and Te Tiriti.  Hana is Publisher at Hana Limited

Craig Gamble

Portfolio  Sustainability and Whitireia. Craig is Publishing Manager at Te Herenga Waka University Press

Suzy Maddox

Portfolios  Awards, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Te Tiriti. Suzy is National Sales Manager at Hachette Aotearoa New Zealand.

Sheena Cameron

Portfolio  Education International, Training & Professional Development. Sheena is Director at The Literacy Place.

Lynette Evans

Portfolios  Diversity, Inclusivity & Equity. Lynette is Director at Scholastic New Zealand.

Catriona Ferguson

Association Director

Katherine Shanks

Membership Services Manager