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Emerald appoints Ernst Kallus as new Technology & Programme Director

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 Publishing 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.”

Ernst will commence his role with Emerald on 26 September 2016.

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