Directors

 

Dr Keith Howard OBE: Group Chairman

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Founder and Group Board Chairman Dr Keith Howard remains actively involved with the company's strategy and direction.

Keith was for a number of years Chair of Europe's largest Doctoral programme in business and management at Bradford University's School of Management. Read more about Keith Howard.

Richard Bevan: Group CEO

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Richard joined Emerald in December 2008 as Finance and Operations Director. He became the Chief Executive Officer in December 2010. He is also the Chief Executive Officer and Finance Director of Emerald's parent company, Emerald Global Publishing Group, and a Director of Research Media Ltd, following its acquisition by the business in March 2013. Read more about Richard Bevan.


Richard joined Emerald in December 2008, as Finance and Operations Director. He became the Chief Executive Officer in December 2010, also retaining his position as Finance Director. He is also a Director and CEO/Finance Director of Emerald's parent company, Emerald Global Publishing Group, and a Director of Research Media Ltd, following its acquisition by the business in March 2013.

Prior to joining Emerald, Richard was Group Finance and IT Director at Fenwick Stores. He has held Executive positions at Marks & Spencer, Tesco and Asda where his experience and responsibilities included a broad range of commercial, operational and financial activities.

Richard’s extensive leadership experience within large consumer retail organizations has been instrumental in helping the company to transition from a small size enterprise into a global business with representatives in over 20 countries and a growing portfolio of products and services.

Richard is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and holds a degree in Economics from Lancaster University. Close


Harriet Bell: Marketing Director

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Harriet joined Emerald in October 2015 as Marketing Director, taking responsibility for the development and delivery of the company’s marketing operations worldwide. Harriet also has responsibility for Emerald's digital product development and oversight of the Business Intelligence function. Read more about Harriet Bell.


Harriet joined Emerald in October 2015 as Marketing Director, taking responsibility for the development and delivery of the company’s marketing operations worldwide. Harriet also has responsibility for Emerald's digital product development and oversight of the Business Intelligence function.

Prior to this, Harriet's 20-year career primarily in scholarly and academic publishing most recently included the role of VP, Journal & Data Solutions at RELX Group.Throughout her career, Harriet has held a number of other senior executive positions in the industry, including Head of Marketing for Scopus and Publisher of TheLancet.com, during which time she has driven a wide range of digital initiatives and product developments to enhance customer experience.

Commenting on her appointment, Harriet said “I am pleased to be part of the company as it looks to further develop solutions for communities in research, practice and education. I look forward to joining talented colleagues on the Board and throughout Emerald.”

Richard Bevan, CEO at Emerald, added: “I am delighted with Harriet’s appointment to the Emerald Board, which we believe will further strengthen the company’s leadership team." Close


Vicky Williams: Group HR Director and CEO Research Media

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Vicky joined the Board in 2011 as Business Development & Marketing Director. She is also Managing Director of Research Media Ltd, following its acquisition by the business in March 2013. Her focus is on driving growth globally, through acquisitions, partnerships, new business models, and digital innovation. Read more about Vicky Williams.


Vicky joined the Board in 2011 as Business Development & Marketing Director. She is also Managing Director of Research Media Ltd, following its acquisition by the business in March 2013. Her focus is on driving growth globally, through acquisitions, partnerships, new business models, and digital innovation.

Since joining Emerald in August 2000, Vicky has occupied several key senior positions. She set up and headed the Publishing Development department in 2007, managing Emerald’s new title programme, identifying and implementing the complex processes required to develop Emerald’s regional publishing presence.

In 2010 she became Head of Business Development, focused on developing innovative and sustainable new business opportunities against the backdrop of the changing publishing landscape.

An English and History graduate from Cambridge, Vicky also holds an MA in International Business which she obtained in 2009 as part of the company’s Learning and Development programme. Close


Simon Cox: Finance Director

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Simon joined Emerald in April 2013 having previously been a Director of Barclays Corporate, where he led a regional banking team managing over 300 clients and £600m of lending. Read more about Simon Cox.


Simon joined Emerald in April 2013 having previously been a Director of Barclays Corporate, where he led a regional banking team managing over 300 clients and £600m of lending.

Prior to this he built over 10 years' experience in M&A, private equity and capital structuring as a Director of Deloitte Corporate Finance, working in both the UK and overseas.

Simon's focus at Emerald is to provide the necessary financial, legal and governance framework to support the continued global expansion of Emerald, and advise the Board on financial insight and strategy together with the resulting impact on the company’s objectives.

His responsibilities also include Business Insight, Company Secretariat and Customer Operations. Simon qualified as a chartered accountant in 2001 whilst at Deloitte, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Close


Shariq Mumtaz: Managing Director – Global Sales

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Shariq joined the Board in November 2009 and manages sales operations across the world, expanding Emerald's operations and service offering. Read more about Shariq Mumtaz.

Shariq joined the Board in November 2009 and manages operations in the Middle-East, India, China and the Asia-Pacific region, expanding Emerald's operations and service offering within these markets.

Shariq joined Emerald's sales division in January 2005 and was appointed Regional General Manager for China and India in 2006. Within this role, he set up the company’s operations in China and India and managed the expansion. He has also been instrumental in the agreement of a number of national licensing deals as well as setting up offices in Boston, Brazil, Dubai, Taiwan and Australia. Prior to joining Emerald, Shariq held various senior sales and management positions in retail and on an international arena, managing worldwide sales in the medical supply industry.

Shariq graduated in International Business and Japanese at Liverpool John Moores University and also obtained an MA in International Business in 2009 from Leeds Metropolitan University. Close


Tony Roche, Publishing Director

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Tony joined Emerald from Elsevier in July 2012, where he was Publishing Director for Business and Management Sciences. He is also a Director of Research Media Ltd, following its acquisition by the business in March 2013. Tony endorses a customer-led approach to publishing, ensuring that Emerald’s publishing teams are immersed in the market place, working with customers to shape content with impact on multiple levels. Read more about Tony Roche.


Tony joined Emerald from Elsevier in July 2012, where he was Publishing Director for Business and Management Sciences. He is also a Director of Research Media Ltd, following its acquisition by the business in March 2013. Tony endorses a customer-led approach to publishing, ensuring that Emerald’s publishing teams are immersed in the market place, working with customers to shape content with impact on multiple levels.

During his 19 years within the publishing industry, Tony has developed end-to-end publishing processes for journals, books and online products, led publishing activities for a variety of subject communities, from management to energy and aerospace, and developed award winning publications such as the Journal of Informetrics.

Tony holds an MSc in Quaternary Research. Close


Ernst Kallus, Technology & Programme Director

Ernst joined Emerald in September 2016, bringing with him considerable industry experience and a deep knowledge of current publishing technology.

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