Former Hodder Education c.e.o to Rising Stars

<p>The former chief executive of Hodder Education, Philip Walters, has been made non-executive chairman of independent education publisher Rising Stars. </p><p>Walters, who left Hodder earlier this year after more than a decade at the firm, during which time it quadrupled in size, will take his place on the board from 4th August. </p><p>He said: &quot;I am incredibly pleased to join Rising Stars UK, and I look forward to overseeing its continued growth, commitment to innovation and to further securing its position as one of the foremost educational publishers in the United Kingdom.&quot;</p><p>He succeeds outgoing chairman David Fulton, who will remain a director of the company, which is now the third largest publisher of assessment materials in the United Kingdom. </p><p>Fulton said: &quot;It has been a privilege to have held the position of chairman of Rising Stars for the last four years. It is now the right time for a new chairman to take on the role and to see Rising Stars through its next stage of growth. </p><p>&quot;Philip brings with him extremely valuable and current experience of both education and company management and we are thrilled he has agreed to join us&quot;.<br />&nbsp;</p>