Oliver Gadsby steps back at Rowman & Littlefield

Oliver Gadsby steps back at Rowman & Littlefield

Rowman & Littlefield International c.e.o. Oliver Gadsby is to step back from his executive role at the end of February.

Gadsby has been responsible for the academic and professional division of the US-based independent. He will now remain a director of the UK business – Rowman & Littlefield International – and will lead a “high-profile” co-publishing project for the transatlantic group.

Julie Kirsch, who joined the company in the 1990s, is to take on responsibility for the academic book division, as senior vice-president and publisher of Rowman & Littlefield and Lexington Books.

Gadsby said: “It has been very satisfying to build a new vibrant academic publishing business in London, including a sales  and marketing group which has created terrific growth in international sales of both US and UK titles. Rowman & Littlefield has a wonderful heritage, a superb list, and a fine team on both sides of the Atlantic. I wish them very well, and look forward to working closely with our new co-publishing partner.”

R&L president and c.e.o. Jed Lyons commented: “Oliver Gadsby is one of the most talented and creative people I’ve had the pleasure of working with during our company’s 45 years of book publishing. We are grateful for his leadership of the academic publishing team and look forward to continuing our collaboration at RLI in London.”