Academic and educational publisher Cambridge University Press has appointed Brigitte Shull, most recently v.p. of Management, Business, Economics and Political Science Publishing at Springer Nature, to the newly-created role of senior vice president for Academic Publishing in the Americas.
Shull will be responsible for the overall management and direction for CUP’s Academic business in the Americas. She takes up the new role - created as a reflection of CUP's "ambitions in the market"- in January, reporting to managing director for Academic, Mandy Hill.
Most recently at Springer Nature, Shull managed an editorial team responsible for a portfolio of over 1,500 books and journals in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
Her career in publishing began 12 years ago at Pearson Education. She then spent 10 years at Palgrave Macmillan, during which time she progressed to editorial director of Author and Editorial Services. Shortly after the merger of Macmillan Science and Scholarly with Springer Science + Business Media, she took on the role of v.p. of Management, Business, Economics and Political Science Publishing at Springer Nature.
Shull said: "It is a great honour to join Cambridge University Press- a publisher with a prestigious history and a dynamic program. I look forward to working with the New York team to make the most of the opportunities for the press in the Americas.”
Hill, m.d. of Academic at CUP, said: "We are delighted to announce Brigitte’s appointment. Her breadth of experience and passion for publishing are the perfect match for our prestigious Academic programme and ambitious brand strategy. In this new role Brigitte will lead the ongoing development of our business in the Americas and be the ‘voice’ of Cambridge in this vital market."