Tim Brooks has been reappointed Chairman of NLA media access by the Board.
The NLA has significantly expanded since Tim became Chairman in 2014: we now represent the intellectual property rights of over 3,600 newspaper and magazine titles, and over 2,100 web titles. Our eClips database holds more than 95 million individual articles, and over the last 12 months, 92% of PR companies have adopted our PR Client Service Licence.
The company has also broadened its reach under Tim’s leadership, signing new partnerships with the Press Association and Huffington Post, as well as international agreements with companies in France, Sweden, Germany, Austria and Luxemburg.
The guidance that Tim provides to me and to the company, shaped by his impressive track record in publishing, has been vital to this success. He launched his first magazine, Media Week, in 1985, and subsequently rose to serve on the boards of IPC Media, Time Inc South Pacific, and Guardian Media Group. He also sits on the UK Cabinet Office Digital Advisory Board and is an Advisory Council Member of the British Library. The wealth of knowledge he has gathered during this time remains a crucial asset.
As the newspaper industry undergoes rapid changes, combined with the rise of untrustworthy sources and continuing threats to intellectual property, the work of NLA media access has never been more important. I look forward to working under Tim’s leadership as we expand our range of content and adapt to exciting developments in publishing and PR.