Name: Graeme Cosslett
Role: Tumuaki – Director | Chief Executive
Company: New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER)
Position on PANZ Council: President
My first job in publishing was: This is a tricky question for me. Perhaps I could say delivering papers during my childhood! Prior to my current role, I was General Manager Products and Services within which NZCER Press is a key business unit.
I’m currently reading: Te Kōparapara – an introduction to the Māori world, Auckland University Press (edited by L. Carter, S. Duncan, G.Leoni, L. Paterson, M. Ratima, M. Reilly, P. Rewi), and The Book of the Earthworm, Apollo Publishers (Sally Coulthard). One to nourish the mind, and one the garden.
My biggest career highlight in publishing has been: For several reasons – the Taipei International Book fair of 2015. Travelling abroad feels like such a distant memory these days but in 2015 New Zealand was the host country so we had a wonderful representation of New Zealanders in Taipei and publishers are simply great fun to travel with. I also remember the absolute delight of their local people and how they would queue up at the doors each morning, then literally sprint to their favourite locations at the book fair, clearly with an absolute love and passion for books and reading.