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MUP Chair and Outgoing Chair Joint Statement

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                               MUP Chair and Outgoing Chair Joint Statement


Louise Adler brought a much-needed vibrancy to a reborn Melbourne University Publishing Ltd when she was appointed CEO and Publisher in 2003. 

During the fifteen years of her stewardship of this venerable publishing house she gave it an editorial energy that engaged with a wide spectrum of authors and broadened readership. 

Whilst MUP maintained its scholarly base it broadened its role by successfully publishing thought provoking and controversial titles that engaged the nation. This came about through the dynamism of Louise Adler and her capacity to identify opportunity and convince distinguished authors to write for MUP.

Louise has led MUP with distinction over the past fifteen years. She has successfully guided it through the winds of change that buffeted Australian publishing and in successfully discharging her duties will ensure MUP is in good condition to face its future. She has also provided leadership within the Australian publishing industry and also internationally. As a highly regarded public intellectual she has contributed to debate nationally on matters of cultural, political and social importance. 

Louise Adler will leave MUP in robust good health, both financially and editorially. The Board of MUP expresses its sincere gratitude for her diligence, leadership, good judgement and collegiality. It also honours the legacy of the many fine books she has added to the rich tapestry of MUP’s ninety-six-year history and wishes her great success and much satisfaction in the next stage of her professional life.

[Professor Warren Bebbington Chair and Laurie Muller Deputy Chair and the Board of Melbourne University Publishing Ltd]