Macmillan restructures education division

Macmillan restructures education division

Macmillan Science and Education has structured its education division into three global business areas following a strategic review.

The three global business areas are Higher Education, Language Learning and Schools. As part of the restructure, Emma Bourne (pictured), former international development director at Oxford University Press, has been appointed managing director of the Schools business. Prior to that, Bourne was International Director and a Board member at Nelson Thornes for over 10 years.

Bourne will report directly to Simon Allen, chief executive of Macmillan Education, and travel extensively to the Macmillan schools network around the world.

Bourne said: “Macmillan has a fantastic vision for the future of education publishing and I am lucky to be part of such a talented team.”

Allen said: “Emma has worked in school markets around the world and demonstrates a depth of understanding and knowledge that will be invaluable in our planning for the future. She has an acute insight into the need to understand Government requirements for education in the broad sense, and also teacher needs in a very specific and direct way, in order to create the most engaging and useable student content. I am delighted that she is joining us.”