Rosemary Steps Down as IPEd Representative

Rosemary Noble officially stood down as Victoria's IPEd representative at the 2012 AGM. Rosemary was one of the inaugural members of the IPEd council (2005-07) and the inaugural Victorian councillor when IPEd was formally established in January 2008.

She was council chair from late 2009 to the annual general meeting in 2010. During this time, Rosemary put in place processes whereby each society of editors, as the members of IPEd, would take responsibility for one aspect of IPEd business.

The Victorian society took on professional development and Rosemary drove the process of developing a national database of professional development workshops offered by each of the societies in recent years. This has led to a number of workshops being offered by presenters from eastern states to societies in other states, with financial support provided by IPEd.

Rosemary has judiciously used her own publishing contacts to help IPEd build and maintain a relationship with the Australian Publishers Association.

For over two years, she was the alternate council representative on the IPEd Accreditation Board. She assisted development of the accreditation process and of the exams - in working on the exam process, writing exam questions and in trialling sample exams. She assisted committee members with the organising and running of each accreditation exam held in Victoria.

Rosemary's contribution, on behalf of Victoria, in developing and strengthening our national body and its services to all editors has been outstanding. By taking on a development role with IPEd as it has grown - this in tandem with her commitment to the Victorian committee - she has more than demonstrated her indefatigable support for boosting the professional standing and conditions for editors in Australia.

Chair of the IPEd Council, Rosemary Luke, said Rosemary had scrupulously carried out the responsibility of an IPEd councillor, by acting at all times in the best interests of the organisation. At the same time, she had accurately represented the views of Victorian members in council discussions and had been an excellent conduit for information exchange between IPEd and Editors Victoria.

With over five years as a member of IPEd's interim council and as councillor, Rosemary's experience and contributions will be greatly missed.