Kevin Hand named new PPA chairman
Kevin Hand, a former CEO of Emap and Hachette UK, is to become the new chairman of the Professional Publishers Association (PPA).
Hand, a special adviser to Heart Magazines UK and chairman of Dods plc, will take up the role at the PPA Chairman's Reception on 6 February 2012.
He succeeds Charles Reed, the group managing director of William Reed Business Media.
Hand said: "I look forward to working with PPA chief executive Barry McIlheney and his team in leading and serving this fantastic industry, which I am proud to have been a part of for the last 30 years."
Reed added: "It has been a privilege to have been PPA chairman for the last two years.
"While many challenges remain, I am confident that the PPA is in very good shape to meet these challenges and opportunities going forward."