John Yates, president, publisher, and CEO of University of Toronto Press (UTP), announced that he will be retiring from the publisher for personal reasons. A search has begun for a successor and once a replacement has been found, Yates will retire.

"As of June 2021, I will have spent 17 years in this position," said Yates. "Whether or not the pandemic is over by then, I can confidently say that, together with my leadership team, managers, and staff of the Press, we have successfully navigated through the most challenging time in the history of UTP, and are heading into a bright future."

During his tenure, Yates oversaw the expansion of UTP's retail, distribution, and publishing divisions. "It's been extremely satisfying to see a great group of talented people take the business forward in such a positive way, and defy gravity time and again," he said. "The team has made big strides in every aspect of the business with the addition of great authors, clients, and customers, all supported by the best team in the industry."