Appointment reflects Emerald's strategic focus on digital solutions to better serve its communities and bring research to life
Bingley, United Kingdom, 23 September 2016 – Emerald Group has appointed Ernst Kallus – formerly Digital Media Director at Oxford University Press and, most recently, Director of Platform Strategy at Pearson – as its Technology & Programme Director.
This is a key appointment for Emerald and the wider Emerald Group - consisting of Emerald Publishing, Research Media and GoodPractice – reflecting its strategic focus on the delivery of digital solutions to better serve its communities.
Ernst brings considerable industry experience, having held technology leadership positions at both OUP and Pearson; and, earlier in his career, having spent time with technology service providers specifically working in the Academic Publishing sector and also worked with technology start-ups.
Richard Bevan, CEO at Emerald, added: “Ernst is a very experienced publishing professional, working at board level and with a track record of delivering international programmes.
“He has deep knowledge of current publishing technology and proven skills in digital publishing
strategy, change management and complex programme delivery.
“As a Board, we are confident that Ernst will play a key strategic role in shaping Emerald Publishing and the wider Group as a global knowledge business that brings research to life.”
Ernst said of his appointment: “I’m very excited to be joining the Emerald Board.
“The company has a very clear purpose and direction, and I’m looking forward to supporting that with technology and programmes that will add value to Emerald’s offerings.”
Corporate & Content Communications Manager
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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