Taylor & Francis appoint global publishing director

Taylor & Francis appoint global publishing director

Taylor & Francis Group has appointed Leon Heward-Mills as global publishing director, journals, taking on a leadership role for the worldwide editorial team.

Heward-Mills joins Taylor & Francis from Society of Endocrinology, where he was chief executive and m.d. of its commercial subsidiary, Bioscientifica. Before that, he held senior publishing positions at both Thomas Telford and Chapman & Hall.

The appointment will mean current publishing director David Green will now focus on strategic growth initiatives at the company.

Ian Bannerman, m.d. for journals at Taylor & Francis Group said: "I have known Leon for many years and I’m very pleased that he has agreed to join us at Taylor & Francis. He brings a wealth of commercial publishing experience, supplemented with the additional insights gained from running a major medical society."