Toby Green will be next chair of ALPSP

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Toby Green, head of publishing at OECD, was elected as the next chair of he Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) at the ALPSP Annual General Meeting on 10 September, 2009. Toby will be the first ALPSP chair based outside of the UK.

'It is a great honour to be asked to chair ALPSP,' said Green. 'The challenge is to build on the momentum that ALPSP has so that it can deepen and extend its work in serving the international community of not-for-profit scholarly publishers. ALPSP has its roots in the UK but has 140 members outside of the UK and active chapters in North America and Australasia so it is definitely a global association. Appointing a Chair based outside the UK for the first time underlines this global aspiration.'

Toby served as a member of the council of ALPSP from 2002-2006 and will re-join the council as chair on 1 January 2010. He succeeds Robert Parker of Royal Society of Chemistry who will continue to serve on the council as past-chair.