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Cribb appointed CEO of New Zealand Book Council

The New Zealand Book Council has appointed Jo Cribb as its new CEO, effective from 8 May.

Cribb served as the CEO of the New Zealand government’s Ministry for Women from 2012-2016, and was previously New Zealand’s deputy children’s commissioner.

New Zealand Book Council chair Peter Biggs said the council was ‘delighted to have appointed someone of Jo’s calibre to the CEO role’. ‘Jo is a proven leader and, very importantly, she has vast experience in delivering and executing transformation strategies and driving social change,’ said Biggs. ‘These are vital skills as the Book Council works towards its goal of being an advocacy and agitation organisation creating thriving communities through reading.’

Biggs said Cribb would work for the Book Council for a number of hours each week while continuing to manage other work commitments.

Cribb replaces former CEO Catriona Ferguson, who was appointed director of the Publishing Association of New Zealand (PANZ) in February.


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