LM Information Delivery appoints Caroline Currie as Country Manager for UK & Ireland

September 10, 2018

LM Information Delivery, one of the leading global providers of subscription and information management services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Caroline Currie as Country Manager for the UK and Ireland.

Caroline has over 20 years’ experience in the STM publishing sector and joins LM Information Delivery form Taylor & Francis, where she was Global Head of Corporate Sales.

She will be joining the experienced and dedicated team based in LM Information Delivery’s Banbury office and is looking forward to visiting as many customers as possible over the coming months:

“I’m thrilled to be joining LM Information Delivery”, says Caroline. “The company’s growth and development over the past years, both in the UK and across the globe, is something I’ve followed with interest. As the top supplier for various national consortia and with many other high profile clients in the UK and Ireland, this is an exciting time to be joining the company. I’m looking forward to leading the talented team of information professionals and building on the great work they’re doing in order to drive the business forward.”

LM Information Delivery’s Chief Commercial Officer, Juan Carlos Martín Gonzalez commented: 

“We’re excited to welcome Caroline to the LM Information Delivery UK team. When recruiting for this role, we were committed to finding the ideal candidate who would be able to take our UK operations to the next level. After a rigorous recruitment process, we were very pleased to be able to appoint Caroline. Her breadth of knowledge and experience within the STM publishing industry makes her ideally suited for this role and I’m confident that her business development background and proven leadership skills will be appreciated by our both our UK staff and customers.”

Jay Flynn Named Chief Product Officer for Wiley Research

August 28, 2018

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global research and education company, today announced that Jay Flynn will take on the new role of Chief Product Officer for Wiley’s Research business. In addition to his current duties leading the Research publishing group, Mr. Flynn will now be responsible for Wiley’s society portfolio, as well as digital product strategy for the business. Jay will drive innovation and be evaluating the larger Research strategic roadmap to ensure Wiley meets the evolving needs of our market.

“Researchers are our North Star and our success is measured by our ability to meet their needs,” said Judy Verses, Executive Vice President of Research at Wiley. “Jay’s new role helps us to provide researchers with the critical tools necessary to advance their research.”

Mr. Flynn began his online publishing career in the mid-1990s at Elsevier Engineering Information, where he worked on database products for the German-speaking market. He later transitioned to New York to work on the launch of Elsevier’s Science Direct and has held senior roles at Wolters Kluwer Health and Cengage Learning. Jay has been at Wiley since 2010, serving most recently as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Research Publishing.

“Now more than ever, we need to pay careful attention to where research and technology trends are taking our industry,” Mr. Flynn said. “Researchers are communicating in amazing new ways and using new tools to share their work. At Wiley, we will continue to focus obsessively on helping researchers make a bigger impact, not just in their chosen fields but far beyond. I’m excited to lead Wiley’s great team of product managers, editors, data scientists and publishers as we bring a renewed focus to the subject communities we serve.”

Andy Douglas returns to Springer Nature as VP Commercial for Nature Research

August 8, 2018

Following four years at Wolters Kluwer as VP Sales EMEA, Andy Douglas is rejoining Springer Nature as VP Commercial for Nature Research, the brand which includes Nature, the leading international weekly journal of science.

Bringing together a wide range of services, Andy will oversee sales and marketing for all of Nature Research’s Client Marketing Services – advertising, career services, sponsorship, custom publishing and conferences – as well as for the company’s researcher services, such as Nature Masterclasses and Naturejobs.

Commenting, Andy Douglas said: “I am delighted to be returning to Springer Nature at such an exciting time. Next year Nature is 150 years old and I’m looking forward to working with the prestigious brands in the portfolio such as Nature and Scientific American. Our digital advertising capabilities as well as our ability to directly meet researchers’ needs via training and career services, all enable us to create exciting opportunities for the research community.”

Commenting, Dean Sanderson, Managing Director, Nature Research, said: “We have ambitious goals at Nature Research – to become the leading online provider of training services for scientists with Nature Masterclasses Online; to expand our position as the leader in STM career services and to become the go-to provider of strategic marketing services to research-led organizations across the globe. With his in-depth experience in scientific advertising and full understanding of Nature’s products and brand, Andy is the ideal person to join up our initiatives across custom publishing, sponsorship, and institutional partnerships which will allow us to achieve these goals and better help the research community advance discovery.”

CABI welcomes Dr Andrew Robinson as new Managing Director, Publishing

July 25, 2018

CABI welcomes Dr Andrew Robinson as its new Managing Director, Publishing to lead and drive its Publishing and Knowledge Management activities and products. These include the world-renowned CAB Abstracts and Global Health as well as compendiabookseBooksfull text resources and important open access resources such as the Plantwise Knowledge Bank and Invasive Species Compendium.

Andy comes to CABI after serving as Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Society Services, Research, at Wiley, the academic publisher, where he enjoyed a 25-year career. Most recently he led a global team that provided publishing services to more than 500 societies, associations and not-for-profit organisations. His team covered a full range of subjects from agriculture to zoology, offering journal, magazine, e-learning, web publishing and career services as well as publishing the Cochrane Library – the world’s leading database of evidence-based medicine.

Andy has a first-class degree in botany from University College London (UCL) and a PhD in plant biochemistry, focusing on the regulation of glycolysis in potatoes, from the University of Cambridge.

Talking about his new role, Andy said, “I’m really excited to join CABI. It’s an organisation with an incredible breadth and range of products and projects. It spans everything from conducting research, to publishing research, and then, making a difference by applying research in the field. CABI really puts knowledge to work and has hard evidence of making a real difference, primarily to smallholder farmers around the world, helping them to grow more, lose less and fund things like the education of their children.”

CABI CEO, Dr Trevor Nicholls, said, “We’re pleased to have recruited a strong commercial publisher with a track record of developing strategy and delivering results to lead our publishing business. Andy brings a great depth of experience to CABI.”

Taneli Ruda Named Wiley’s Chief Strategy Officer

July 11, 2018

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced the appointment of Taneli Ruda as the company’s new EVP & Chief Strategy Officer, effective July 9, 2018. With over 20 years of experience across information, technology and consulting industries, Mr. Ruda will help to define and accelerate the next phase of Wiley’s growth, driving key initiatives that serve the research and education sectors.

“Taneli is an exceptional talent, and I am excited to welcome him to Wiley,” said Brian Napack, President and CEO, Wiley. “He has extensive experience identifying robust and sustainable growth strategies for global organizations. Taneli’s innovative thinking and ability to translate complex strategies into action will help us to shape the future of global research and education, and to ensure the success of Wiley’s customers and partners.”

Most recently, Mr. Ruda served as Head of Corporate Strategy at Thomson Reuters, with responsibility for defining the company’s portfolio and growth strategies and driving company-wide mergers and acquisitions (M&A). During his time at Thomson Reuters, Mr. Ruda was also SVP and Managing Director of ONESOURCE Global Trade, where he successfully expanded the software suite globally and positioned it as a leader in the management of complex tax and trade issues.

Prior to Thomson Reuters, Mr. Ruda held senior strategy roles at Nokia, including VP of Strategy Development and Director of Technology Strategy, where he drove global strategy initiatives and managed the company’s key technology and business strategy decision-making forums. Mr. Ruda also served as a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group. He holds a Doctorate in Technology and Master of Science from the Helsinki University of Technology.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Wiley at this exciting time in the company’s history, during the evolution of its important markets,” Mr. Ruda said. “Changing the shape of education and research through technology, services and dynamic content is a critical undertaking in our global knowledge economy. I look forward to working with the leadership team and our global colleagues to drive the strategic planning process at Wiley and help our customers and partners achieve their goals.”