The Emerald Group leadership team brings years of skills and experience to help drive growth.


Dr Keith Howard OBE: Group Chairman

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.


Richard Bevan: Group CEO

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.


Vicky Williams: Group HR Director and CEO Research Media

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


Simon Cox: Finance Director

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.