David Glover, Chief Executive of Learning Media Limited, the leading New Zealand-owned educational services company, has been elected a director of the Board of the US-based Association of Educational Publishers (AEP). He is the first non-American to sit on the board of this prestigious association, which includes senior executives of large international publishers such as McGraw-Hill and Scholastic Inc.
“I was invited to put my name up for election, because AEP wanted an international perspective and because Learning Media is well-known and respected in the United States as a quality publisher,” said David Glover.
"Many North Americans regard New Zealand as having the best literacy educators and educational resources in the world. Learning Media has been in the US market for over ten years and has a strong reputation both for its products and the contract publishing services we provide to companies such as McGraw-Hill. We earned $NZ5 million in overseas revenues in the last financial year."
The Association of Educational Publishers is a non-profit professional organisation for educational publishers and content developers, supported by nearly 400 print and digital publishers of all sizes and in all media. AEP facilitates communication among key interest groups such as educators, policy makers, educational foundations and associations, business and the education media.
David Glover will attend his first Board meeting in early June in Washington DC, at the same attending AEP’s Content in Context Conference, which will explore what’s working, not working and needed when it comes to using digital resources and technology in the classroom.