Mr. Borghino has been the Secretary General of IPA since August 2015. In the years 2013-2015,, Mr. Borghino was the IPA’s Policy Director, formulating and refining the organisation’s policy positions as well as consulting and communicating with publishing industry representatives around the world about their lobbying and related campaigns. He has expanded the IPA’s activities around educational publishing, including the IPA Educational Publishers Forum and the annual “What Works?” conference. He also managed the IPA’s Freedom to Publish Prize.
Mr Borghino came to the IPA from the Australian Publishers Association where he served as Manager of Industry Representation. His previous professional roles included lecturer in journalism and creative industries at the University of Sydney, editor of the online news magazine NewMatilda.com, executive director of the Australian Society of Authors, and senior positions at the Literature Board of the Australia Council. José Borghino will report to the IPA President, Richard Charkin, and IPA Executive Committee.