The Printing Charity has announced that Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times, has accepted its invitation to be the charity’s 2018 president.
Lionel Barber said, ‘At a time when the print industry faces diverse and important challenges, The Printing Charity does crucial work in both protecting the industry's heritage and supporting its future. I am delighted to be involved with the charity as its president this year and look forward to meeting the many people who make the British print industry, which I have been a part of for almost 40 years, such a rich and varied business.’
Neil Lovell, The Printing Charity’s chief executive, said: ‘We are thrilled to have Lionel Barber as our president this year. He follows many distinguished charity presidents, including the late Baroness Dean, and will, I am sure, enjoy his involvement this year. The Chair of Trustees, Jon Wright, and I look forward to working with him.’