Released on 08 Nov 2010
Senior appointments put digital centre-stage at Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press (OUP) today announced a series of senior appointments designed to boost the organizationís digital development.
CEO Nigel Portwood confirmed Pam Sutherland as Group Chief Information Officer (CIO), a newly-created role with responsibility for the Pressís group-wide digital and IT infrastructure.
Her appointment adds to newly-created director level digital publishing positions in OUPís English Language Teaching and Global Academic Divisions, all designed to ensure a coherent digital strategy.
Nigel Portwood said:
ďTechnology will be crucial to the success of the Press in the coming years, both in terms of our digital and online publishing, and also for the way in which we run our organization. The creation of these new senior roles will ensure that we develop a strategic and group-wide view of the role technology has to play. By doing so we will ensure that we continue to fulfil our mission in the digital age by making high quality scholarly, educational, and research materials available through the widest possible variety of channels.Ē
Pam Sutherland has extensive experience in IT and digital publishing, most recently as IT Director then Operations Director at Oxford Journals. In her new CIO role she reports directly to Portwood, and is responsible for developing and implementing an IT strategy, co-ordinating cross-divisional digital initiatives, and developing technological skills across the organization.
Other senior digital appointments in OUPís publishing divisions include Ernst Kallus and Casper Grathwohl. Grathwohl recently became Online and Reference Publisher in the Global Academic Business, while Kallus, who has eight years of digital publishing experience behind him, was appointed as Digital Media Director for English Language Teaching.
OUP currently has a range of digital products ranging from online reference works to online learning tools, software for schools, eBooks, and mobile applications.
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