The competition was fierce with 14 of New Zealand’s top publishing executives in the running for a coveted place at the Yale Publishing course next July. The scholarship of NZ$13,000, to cover course costs, flights and accommodation is thanks to the generosity of the late Margaret Forde.
The selection panel had a tough decision to make; made all the more difficult by the sheer calibre of the applicants, and the discussion was challenging and robust.
PANZ is delighted to announce that the candidate who stood out both with her experience and for her application and the recipient of the W.E and M.L Forde Scholarship is Emma Radcliffe, Managing Director of Potton & Burton. Emma comes from a varied and diverse background in sales and marketing overseas and is responsible for Potton & Burton’s day-to-day operations and the on-going relationship management for distribution partners. She has been with the company for more than 7 years and works in conjunction with the company’s owners, Craig Potton and Robbie Burton, to develop the strategic direction of the company.
Emma says “I am absolutely delighted to have been chosen as the recipient of the W.E & M.L Forde Publishing Scholarship for 2016. My attendance will really enhance my own career progression, as this kind of training is obviously difficult to find in New Zealand and Yale provides the perfect opportunity to immerse myself in a programme designed to encourage new strategies and ways of thinking about publishing. It will also allow me to benchmark Potton & Burton against other international publishers and enables me to bring their best practices back to New Zealand.”
For more details on the W.E and M.L Forde Publishing Scholarship click here.
PANZ President to attend Yale Course
We are also pleased to announce that joining Emma at the Yale Publishing Course will be PANZ President and Allen & Unwin New Zealand, Director Melanie Laville-Moore who is attending in both her PANZ and Allen & Unwin capacities with a contribution from the CLNZ training fund.
We wish both Emma and Mel well on the course and look forward to reporting back to members about their experiences in due course.
After such an astounding response to the Yale Scholarship we would like to remind PANZ members that the CLNZ funded International Career Development Fund of up to $3000 is also available to publishers to attend international courses, internships, conferences and fellowships such as the Yale Publishing Course, Oxford Brookes International Publishing Summer School or the International Publishing Fellowship, Scotland. Check out our website for more ideas and details.
A call for applications and decision will be made in February but publishers are invited to apply at any time.