Gillian Malpass, publisher for art and architecture at Yale University Press London (YUPL), has been made redundant following a restructure.
The company is currently reorganising in a bid to "modernize and position itself for growth, reflecting changes in the industry at large" according to managing director of YUPL Heather McCallum, with the changes designed to "reinforce the company's commitment to scholarly art publishing while also strengthening its ability to build on new art publishing opportunities in a changing marketplace".
While no other staff have been made redundant at this time, Yale's reorganisation will involve changes to both operations and staff as part of a larger ongoing restructure of University Press London overall, the company said.
Following the departure of Malpass, Mark Eastment, formerly the director of publishing at the Victoria & Albert Museum, will be joining the company in the newly-created role of editorial director for art and architecture.
Malpass will be leaving the company in August. She has been at YUPL for 33 years.
A YUPL spokesperson said: "Malpass’ years at YUPL have marked a defining period in its art and architecture publishing, and she has played a pivotal role in building the press into the most respected scholarly art publisher in the English language. Malpass has published the leading authors of the time and has made an incalculable contribution to the press."
Eastment will join YUPL in September. He is currently editorial and co-editions director with the Unicorn Publishing Group and has previously has held positions at the Antique Collectors’ Club, Tate Publishing and Phaidon. In his new role at Yale University Press London, Eastment will collaborate with Yale University Press in New Haven to develop and foster global publishing strategies for the art programme.
McCallum said: “The initiatives we have undertaken will enable the press to serve our institutional partners even more effectively while improving our offering to authors. We aim to produce distinguished and covetable books. This represents a serious investment in our art programme which we believe will consolidate and build on the press’ unparalleled reputation.”