Permanent chief executive for ALPSP

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ALPSP has announced the appointment of Wayne Sime as permanent chief executive after about six months serving an interim role

Sime was previously director of library services for the Royal Society of Medicine, and has also worked within the NHS and financial sector. Since 2001, he has been a chartered librarian, and in 2009 became a Fellow of CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals).

He said: 'I am delighted that I have been made permanent. I am very much looking forward to realising ALPSP potential to expand and grow, in order that we continue to be a vibrant and relevant network, serving people within the scholarly communications community.'

ALPSP chairman Peter Ashman commented: 'Wayne has made a massive impact over recent months and has built an excellent rapport with the team. 

'He’s introduced several initiatives and we feel very confident that Wayne and the team will make ALPSP an even more significant and relevant organisation which represents the interests of our wide range of members whilst securing a sustainable financial future. We look forward to working with Wayne and to seeing the success he brings to ALPSP. 

ALPSP has nearly 300 members, in more than 30 countries, which collectively publish more than half the world’s total active journals as well as books, databases and other products. To find out more visit