Tim Barton is to step down from his role as managing director of Oxford University Press’ academic division in September.
Barton has worked for OUP for over 25 years and was previously president of OUP Inc. The Bookseller understands it was Barton's decision to leave the publisher.
He said: “OUP is a remarkable institution and it has been a rare privilege to work alongside some of the finest people in the industry and to publish some of the most influential researchers and teachers in the world.”
Nigel Portwood, chief executive of OUP, added: “Tim has enjoyed a long and very successful career at OUP and has made an enormous contribution to its academic publishing, which has borne his imprint for almost a quarter century. His commitment to the Press's mission and values has been unfailingly steadfast, and we shall be sorry to see him leave OUP. We wish him all the very best for the future.”