McCreadie steps down from Aurum

Bill McCreadie, the m.d. of independent publisher Aurum is to step down at the end of the month.

McCreadie bought the publisher from The Really Useful Group with Piers Burnett, now retired, in 1991. Quarto acquired the business in 2005.

"I think the time is right for a change both for me and for Aurum," said McCreadie. "I've had 20 enjoyable years running Aurum and it is now time to move on and attempt to get a better balance in my life between work and other things. To that end I will be looking for part time or consultancy work."

His final day will be 31st January. A replacement has not yet been appointed.

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