Name: Anne de Lautour, Former Association Director, PANZ 2007 – 2017
Brief publishing career history: My career in publishing covers a few decades and varied roles including time in sales for Benton Ross, Penguin, Scholastic and Hachette. I was also Publisher for Scholastic after Graham Beattie retired from the role.
Biggest career highlight: NZ being Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2012 was an unforgettable achievement on a grand scale for showcasing our publishing and our authors to the world. I’m so thrilled to have worked on this project. I’ve also enjoyed my involvement with the PANZ Book Design Awards, a favourite project of mine, and seeing the increased profile and continued success of these important awards.
What are you doing now: I now live in Thames, Coromandel and am currently a Comment Moderator working on Australian newspapers for Pagemasters, a division of Australian Associated Press.