Chief Executive – Jenny Nagle

Jenny joined the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) as Chief Executive in June 2017.

Jenny Nagle has worked in general management, sales and marketing across the trade and educational publishing landscape in both New Zealand and Australia for over 30 years. She began working in publishing with Hodder & Stoughton’s educational division in NZ, before moving to trade publishing, sales and marketing across the Tasman, as Marketing Director. Over the last 30 years Jenny has worked for Thomas Nelson, HodderHeadline, School Supplies, BestStart Educare, and APN (Kid’s Club) and the APA Small Publishers Association. She founded the independent distributor Addenda (sold 2004) and created The Bookie for specialist institutional supply. Through these years she has attended many international book fairs and worked with a host of writers for promotional tours and literary festivals. Jenny represents NZSA at We Create and as a board member of The Coalition for Books.

Addenda won The Best of the Bestsellers Award, from Booksellers NZ, twice. While in Australia she served 4 elected years on the Australian Publishers’ Association Trade Book Marketing Committee (Life. Be In it/Reading campaigns; copyright law review) and the NSW Children’s Book Council, including the inaugural CBC national conference committee and was on the Storylines Foundation Management Committee 2017-8.  She managed the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize Final Programme in NZ in 2009 and is a Director of the fledgling children’s press OneTree House.

Jenny Nagle – Work Biography

Programmes + Operations Manager – Claire Hill

As Programmes + Operations Manager, Claire oversees NZSA programmes, awards and key services.

At the core of NZSA are its member services for programmes, communications and awards and Claire facilitates the smooth running of these –  including management of the selection process, publicising the programmes and ensuring these programmes and awards themselves remain vital. Claire manages the website and oversees membership systems, comms and other services. She is in regular contact with NZSA’s members.

She is a writer and editor with a BA in Media Studies. Claire was managing editor and designer of School’s Out! magazine for six years and has worked on publications such as Te Rau Mata, Speak2Me, Go See Discover and AA Traveller.

She co-edited Beyond the Free Market (Dunmore 2014) and works across platforms including websites, print and Ebooks.