Former Financial Times editor Sir Richard Lambert is to join Bloomsbury as a non-executive chairman.
Lambert, who is taking over from the retiring Sir Anthony Salz, will be a member of the Remuneration Committee and chair of the Nomination Committee. Lambert was selected after a "rigorous search process" involving an external agency led by the senior independent director, John Warren, the company has said.
Lambert is chairman of the British Museum and is also a Member of Council for Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs. He joined the Financial Times after reading history at Balliol College, Oxford. He was editor of the Lex column, became New York bureau chief, and thereafter deputy editor. He was editor of the Financial Times from 1991 to 2001.
Nigel Newton, chief executive of Bloomsbury, said: "All of us at Bloomsbury would like to thank Sir Anthony Salz for his excellent chairmanship. He has ably led the Board and we have benefited significantly from his strategic challenge and commercial insights. We are delighted to welcome Sir Richard Lambert who joins Bloomsbury at a time when the digital landscape is providing Bloomsbury with new opportunities to grow its publishing mission."