Name: Alex Collins
Role: Chief Executive
Company: Lift Education
My role on the PANZ council is: Education – domestic and secondary. The role is focused on increasing advocacy activity with the NZ Ministry of Education. I am also on the advisory group for the Whitireia Publishing Course, and as part of this, I am working towards getting more student diversity on the course.
My first job in publishing was: An internship (thanks Creative NZ) at Learning Media as an editor and project manager.
I’m currently reading: Shane Carter’s Dead People I Have Known and re-reading Haiku by Andrew Vachss.
My biggest career highlight in publishing: Has been the recent publication of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi, a graphic novel for all New Zealanders. Our first trade publication. Number One seller at Unity Wellington as I write this.