Nicola Ramsey has been appointed the interim c.e.o. of Edinburgh University Press (EUP), as Timothy Wright retires this summer.
Head of books editorial at EUP since 2012, Ramsey has led the growth of book publishing at Scotland’s principal academic imprint. She is a member of the UUK Open Access monographs working group, and sits on the EUP board of management. She will take up her position on 2nd June.
Margaret Hewinson, chair of EUP, said: "We are delighted that Nicola Ramsey is stepping up into this position to drive forward the business for the next 18 months alongside the executive management team. In this challenging working environment it is crucial that we have a c.e.o. who has a detailed understanding of the business and significant knowledge of the issues affecting scholarly publishing."
Commenting on her appointment, Ramsey said "I am delighted to have this opportunity to lead the business through change over the next 18 months, at a time when scholarly publishing requires innovation and creativity to continue to serve the academic community in new ways. I am looking forward to working with the management team, the trustees and non-executive directors of EUP to deliver this, and to enrich our relationship as a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Edinburgh."
A new head of books editorial will be recruited to succeed Ramsey in her current role.