The Statutes of the International Publishers Association are the rules and regulations governing all aspects of the Association's activities. The Statutes undergo periodic revisions so that the Association can continue to execute its functions effectively in an ever-changing world. The current Statutes were revised during 2016, and voted for by the General Assembly in London, in April 2016.
The International Publishers Association (IPA) is the world's largest federation of national, regional and specialist publishers' associations.
From 1 January 2023, the IPA President is Karine Pansa (Girassol Brasil Edições, Brazil) and Vice President is Gvantsa Jobava (Intelekti Publishing, Georgia). The General Assembly elects the Vice-President for a two-year term, to support the President in her/his work. At the end of her/his term s/he automatically becomes the President for a two-year term.
Appointed by the Executive Committee, the Secretary General directs the secretariat and is responsible for the administration of the IPA. Reporting to the President and/or the Executive Committee, the Secretary General acts as the IPA's spokesperson at meetings and in dealings with external organisations. S/He leads the activities necessary for securing support for and implementing the IPA's policies and achieving its strategic objectives.