Kurt De Belder, University Librarian and Director of LUP: “I am delighted that Saskia Gieling will lead Leiden University Press at a time when crucial changes are taking place in publishing scholarly books. Gieling has proven to be an enthusiastic, decisive and trust-inspiring publisher who pays a lot of attention to the author. She succeeds Anniek Meinders, who has designed and expanded LUP and who has created an excellent publishing programme”. Saskia Gieling: “I am very much looking forward as managing publisher at LUP to follow in the footsteps of Anniek Meinders and to build on what she has achieved in recent years”. Anniek Meinders: “With gratitude I look back on the magnificent years at LUP and the successful collaborations with our authors, editorial board and series editors. I am proud of what we have built with the LUP team and I would like to thank Kurt De Belder for his confidence and vision. With Saskia Gieling, I leave LUP in very good hands and I wish her every success in the further development of the publishing programme”.