WRUP Management Board

The White Rose University Press (WRUP) Management Board operates under the oversight of the White Rose Libraries (WRL) Executive Board. The Management Board is responsible for the development and operational activity of the Press, including:

  • Strategic oversight and direction of WRUP activities as linked to the WRL Strategic Plan;
  • Developing policies and strategies for the operation and future growth of WRUP;
  • Supporting the Press Manager in developing the annual WRUP business plan and budget;
  • Approving editorial policies;
  • Overseeing contractual agreements with authors and editors;
  • Monitoring developments in Open Access publishing nationally and internationally;
  • Suggesting and assessing new areas of development for WRUP.

Current membership:

  • Stella Butler, (Chair) University Librarian & Keeper of the Brotherton Collection, Leeds
  • Michael Fake, Head of Learning and Customer Services, University Library, University of Leeds
  • Kate Petherbridge, White Rose Libraries Executive Manager (Press Manager)
  • Ellie Reynolds, Associate Director of Library Business Services & Strategy, University Library, University of Sheffield
  • Professor John Robinson, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Teaching, Learning and Students, University of York
  • Sarah Thompson, Head of Collections, University Library, University of York
  • Tom Grady, White Rose Libraries Admin and Press Assistant