Pan Macmillan has appointed James Long as publishing operations director.
Long, who joined Macmillan 10 years ago as a project manager at Nature and moved to Pan Macmillan in 2008, will take on his new role with immediate effect.
At Pan Macmillan Long has up to now been responsible for website platform development, the e-book programme, new digital publishing projects and most recently the company's data and insights service.
Anthony Forbes Watson, m.d. of Pan Macmillan, said: “The core purpose of James’ role is to help us all to work smarter. I can’t think what we’ve been doing without him.”
Long replaces Ian Mitchell, who left the company in May, after serving in the post since 2009.