BIC announces the appointment of Jon Windus, Head of Project Leadership, Nielsen BookData, as Chair of its Board of Directors

Press Release
Wednesday 21st June 2023
London, UK

Book Industry Communication (BIC) today announced the appointment of Jon Windus Head of Product Leadership, Nielsen BookData, and Chair of BIC’s Metadata committee, as Chair of its Board of Directors. Jon Windus replaces Ruth Jones who had previously served in the post since October 2021 as interim Chair charged with guiding what was then the new board through its first 18 months of operation. Speaking of his recent appointment Jon Windus said  “I am delighted and honoured to be appointed as the new Chair of BIC’s Board and am very lucky to take over at a time when BIC is in great shape with a streamlined governance process and dynamic new website in place. BIC has an exciting agenda to address in the coming months including its focus on sustainability and the green supply chain, and work to support cross-border trading among much else. I very much look forward to helping BIC continue its valuable work defining and rolling out best practice and efficiency through leadership, research and collaboration.”

The BIC Board today also expressed its thanks and gratitude to Ruth Jones (previously Director Global Sales, Digital Services at Ingram Content Group) who played an incredibly valued role in the BIC community for many years prior to becoming Board Chair. Ruth chaired the BIC Digital committee (2014- 2017) and Operational Board (from 2016 until it disbanded in late 2021) and was an active participant in several BIC projects and initiatives over the years,  playing an instrumental part in BIC’s most recent transition to its new governance model.

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