About Us

Advocacy,
Statistics
and Industry
Representation

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 2019. The New Zealand Publishing Market Size Report 2019 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 $292.2 million in 2019, with 21.1 million units sold.

CLICK HERE FOR THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE REPORT

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

WeCreate
International Publishers Association
Diversity Works
The Coalition for Books

 

 

PANZ Manifesto

Publishers for a stronger, better New Zealand

VIEW PANZ MANIFESTO

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.

Julia Marshall

PANZ President

Portfolios  Advocacy, Finance, International. Julia is Publisher at Gecko Press.

Peter Dowling

Immediate Past President

Portfolios  Advocacy, International. Peter is Publisher at Oratia Media.

Melanee Winder

Vice President

Portfolios  Awards, Finance, Professional Development and Training. BTLC board member, Book Awards Trust representative. Melanee is Managing Director of Hachette New Zealand.

Alex Collins

Portfolios  Advocacy (Education); Education – Domestic and Secondary. Alex is Managing Director at Lift Education.

Claire Murdoch

Portfolios  Professional Development, Training. Claire is Head of Publishing at Penguin Random House New Zealand.

Craig Gamble

Portfolio  Member Communications. Craig is Publishing Manager at Victoria University Press.

Tom Rennie

Portfolio  Copyright. Tom is Publisher at Bridget Williams Books.

Nicola Smith

Portfolios  Education – Export, Primary, Literacy. Nicola is Managing Director at Essential Resources.

Catriona Ferguson

Association Director

Katherine Shanks

Membership Services Manager