Shepherd says farewell to Batteries International News

Shepherd says farewell to Batteries International News

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April 3, 2024: John Shepherd, editor-at-large of Batteries International News, has stepped down to take on the editorship of a publication covering the wider automotive aftermarket sector in the UK.

The veteran energy journalist, who joined the team that also publishes Batteries International and Energy Storage Journal in February 2022, officially stepped down on March 26.

Joining the team will be Shona Sibary, a long-standing journalist with extensive experience writing for UK national newspapers on a variety of subject matter. She starts her new position as deputy editor for Batteries International on April 8.

“I’m looking forward to learning more about this tremendous and important industry,” she says, “it’s at an absolutely critical time to be learning more about batteries and what part they can play — not only in modern life, but also a sustainable future.

“I am honoured to be joining the leading publication in the industry to further contribute to their flagship work in reporting everything the world needs to know about this fascinating and crucial market.”

Mike Halls, editor-in chief of both publications, said John would be sorely missed by the staff and also the industry. “I wish him every success in his future endeavours, he’s been a great person to work with and he’s moving on to yet more exciting and interesting things.

“We will all miss him but we have high hopes that he may occasionally be able to represent our magazines at future conferences.”

Shepherd said: “It’s been a fantastic couple of years working with the team behind the pre-eminent publications dedicated to the international battery and energy storage markets.

“I will particularly miss supporting the team with our second-to-none reporting at industry events, at which I am proud to have also worked with leaders of battery companies and trade organizations worldwide.”