Penny Scott-Bayfield, current finance director of Conde Nast, will be joining the Bloomsbury board as group finance director.
She succeeds Wendy Pallot, who will step down from the board on 16th July and leave on 18th July following the company's a.g.m.
Prior to joining Conde Nast, Scott-Bayfield held senior finance roles at Sky Plc and lastminute.com plc. She qualified as an accountant with Deloitte.
Commenting on the appointment, Sir Richard Lambert, chairman of Bloomsbury, said: "We are very happy to welcome Penny Scott-Bayfield to the Board. She is an experienced finance director of a UK media company with specific experience of digital content, rapidly changing markets and growing new revenue streams. I would also like to thank Wendy Pallot for her tremendous contribution to Bloomsbury."