Alice Fleet has been promoted to the role of technology director for Emerald Publishing, with a seat on the board.
Fleet was previously the publisher’s head of business technology, with an instrumental role in the delivery of the recently launched Insight digital research platform. She had earlier roles at ProQuest and Cambridge University Press.
The company said the new appointment came as Emerald “continues to drive its digital innovation strategy”.
Fleet said: “I am delighted to join the board at such an exciting time for Emerald Publishing. This year has seen the company challenge, invest in and transform its digital direction but there is more to come as we explore the exciting ways technology can enable a deeper understanding of the impact of social sciences research.”
Emerald Publishing c.e.o. Vicky Williams said: “Alice is a valued and trusted leader and joins the board to lead our technology strategy into the future. As with most information-led businesses, technology is taking on an increasingly central role within our business as we develop distinctive digital solutions for our customers and stakeholders. This is a really exciting time for Emerald, where we are looking to everyone in the business to develop a digital-first mindset when it comes to our products, services, systems and interactions.”
Fleet will also work with the wider Emerald Group’s learning and development companies to ensure Group alignment across its platforms, systems and infrastructure.