Named after the pioneering founder of Angus & Robertson, the George Robertson Awards recognise distinguished service to the Australian publishing industry.

Presented at the APA’s Annual General Meeting, recipients of the award must:

  1. Have devoted more than thirty years to the publishing industry
  2. Have demonstrated respect among their colleagues and members of the industry
  3. Be nominated by a present or a past employer, or by a colleague who is a current member of the APA
  4. Be currently employed in the publishing industry, or have been retired for less than 3 years

Nominations open around February each year and are assessed by the APA’s Board of Directors.

Past George Robertson Award recipients

Congratulations to the 2022 recipients of the George Robertson Award:
  • Pam Brewster (Publisher, Hardie Grant Books)
  • Tracey Cheetham (Publicity & Marketing Director, Pan Macmillan Australia)
  • Leanne Cramond (Sales Representative, Pan Macmillan Australia)
  • Sally Devenish (Production Manager, Pan Macmillan Australia)
  • Clive Jackson (Account Manager – South Australia, Penguin Random House)
  • Karen Reid (Launch Director, Penguin Random House)
  • Denise Ryan (Director and Publisher, Denise Ryan and Associates)
  • Erica Wagner (Consulting Publisher, Freelance – formerly Allen & Unwin)

A special recognition on retirement after 21 years was also made to Phill Knight, Distribution Director at Alliance Distribution Services (ADS).

 

You can hear a little about the contributions they’ve made to publishing in this video:

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