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New CEO for Manchester University Press

12 Feb 2014

Manchester University Press is delighted to announce that after an international search and appointment process Dr Frances Pinter has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Manchester University Press (MUP).

Dr Frances Pinter

This extends her role, having been Interim CEO from 1st August 2013 to 31st January 2014.

The Chair of Manchester University Press Board, Professor Alistair Ulph, said: "Building on her track record, as interim CEO, of beginning to implement a process of innovative change at Manchester University Press,  Frances is an outstanding appointment to lead the Press in its next phase of development.

“The post attracted a very strong international field, but we were impressed by the plans Frances presented for investing in and developing MUP to be a distinctive and innovative university press to meet the technological and organisational challenges facing academic publishing.”

Of particular relevance to her new role at MUP is her latest initiative of establishing and leading 'Knowledge Unlatched', a partnership between a number of the world’s leading research university libraries and scholarly presses.

The University of Manchester is one of the Knowledge Unlatched partners and is keen to support the next stages of its development.

Frances Pinter comes to MUP with a distinguished publishing track record, from the establishment of Pinter Publishers Ltd at the age of 23, her management of Leicester University Press, and as founding publisher of Bloomsbury Academic, through her work for the Soros Foundation (Open Society Foundation) in revitalising publishing in 30 post-communist countries, including work with former USSR university libraries.

Notes for editors

For media enquries contact:

Mike Addelman
University of Manchester press office
0161 275 0790