Bingley, UK, July 2012 – Emerald, the global scholarly publisher, is delighted to announce new appointments to its Executive Board. Rebecca Marsh becomes Service Development Director, leading a new division focused on enhancing services to libraries and adding further value to content for research communities, including authors and reviewers. Tony Roche joins Emerald as Publishing Director, bringing over 18 years’ publishing industry experience in editorial, marketing, and executive roles.
Prior to her new appointment, Rebecca was Emerald’s Publishing Director, during which time Emerald’s collection of journals doubled through new launch and acquisitions, whilst the quality of both the output and service was enhanced. She also successfully launched Emerald’s book publishing business following the acquisition of a large books programme in 2008.
About her new role, Rebecca says: “The creation of Emerald’s Service Development Division is an exciting new chapter and a milestone in the growth of the company. Building on the strength of our existing high level of service, we’re keen to explore new ways to add value to our content offer for our communities, in line with their changing requirements.”
During his 16 years with Elsevier, Tony’s experience included development of end-to-end publishing processes for journals, books and online products, developing effective teams across a variety of cultures, leading the business in a variety of subject communities, from management to energy and aerospace, and developing award winning publications such as Journal of Informetrics. Tony comments: “I am delighted to join Emerald at a time of such significant opportunity. We aim to build on Rebecca’s great achievements as our teams work together with our communities to further enhance the value of Emerald’s content and services.”
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