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Clarivate Analytics' Executive Chairman Jerre Stead will expand his role and become CEO
- 21 May 2019

Clarivate Analytics Plc, a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, has announced that Executive Chairman Jerre Stead has agreed to expand his role at the company and become Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective June 30. As CEO, Jerre will focus on accelerating growth and profitability for Clarivate. Jay Nadler will transition from his role as CEO and member of Clarivate's board of directors at the end of the second quarter and will serve as an advisor to the company through year-end.

Jerre Stead has had a long and very successful career as a public company CEO generating value for investors including, over the last two decades creating a world leader and one of the fastest growing companies in the information services sector. He recently served as Chairman and CEO at IHS Markit, Ltd. and previously as Executive Chairman and CEO at IHS Inc.

Stead currently serves as Executive Chairman of Clarivate. Stead is fully committed to the CEO position and to leading the company and ensuring that Clarivate delivers against all of its objectives and goals.

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UKRI's Sir Mark Walport appointed to UK Artificial Intelligence Council
- 17 May 2019

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has announced that its chief executive Professor Sir Mark Walport has been appointed to the newly formed UK Artificial Intelligence (AI) Council.

He will join experts from industry, academia and data rights to help boost the growth of AI in the UK, promote its adoption and ethical use in businesses and organisations across the country.

AI Council members are already leading the way in the development of AI - from using it to personalise online shopping experience, to identifying and overcoming barriers of AI adoption in society, ensuring the protection of sensitive data. These experts will help put in place the right skills, ethics and data so the UK can make the most of AI technologies and tackle some of the key challenges they face.

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The American Chemical Society appoints Audrey M. Rogerson as its new VP, Development
- 14 May 2019

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has announced that Dr. Audrey M. Rogerson will assume the new role of vice president (VP) of development, effective June 3, 2019. Rogerson brings to ACS 17 years' experience as a fundraiser and organisational strategist for nonprofits focused on scientific research and science education.

As VP of development, Rogerson will assume leadership in designing, articulating and implementing the future fundraising strategies of the organisation. She will provide the strategic vision and leadership for a comprehensive development plan to elevate ACS' philanthropic success by building a culture of philanthropy across the ACS community. Rogerson's strategic expertise will be applied to all areas of the organisation's development activities including foundation, corporate and individual philanthropy and board relations. Part of her role will focus on deepening existing relationships, as well as identifying additional significant and topical sources of support.

Most recently, Rogerson served as the director of resource development for the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS), a US research and educational organisation operating in Bermuda. Prior to BIOS, she worked as the director of corporate, foundation and government relations for Boston's Museum of Science and as the director of development for the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University.

Rogerson began her fundraising career as the director of foundation relations for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, where she had been a postdoctoral scholar and tenure-track research scientist in the department of physical oceanography. Before her career in fundraising, she was a practicing research scientist in the field of theoretical and computational fluid dynamics and physical oceanography.

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ALPSP appoints Wayne Sime as its Chief Executive
- 13 May 2019

The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) has appointed Wayne Sime as its new permanent Chief Executive. Wayne joined ALPSP as Interim Chief Executive in October 2018.

Previously, Wayne Sime was Director of Library Services for the Royal Society of Medicine. He has also worked within the NHS and financial sector. Since 2001, he has been a Chartered Librarian, and in 2009 he became a Fellow of CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library&Information Professionals).

ALPSP has nearly 300 members, in more than 30 countries, who collectively publish over half the world's total active journals as well as books, databases and other products.

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The Charlesworth Group appoints Mark Allin as its non-executive Director
- 10 May 2019

The Charlesworth Group has appointed Mark Allin as its non-executive Director. Mark is an industry-leading figure, working within senior management positions in publishing for over 30 years across academic, trade and educational sectors in Asia, USA and Europe. Formerly COO and then CEO of Wiley, Mark is currently Chair at William Reed Business Media and a non-executive director at Edinburgh University Press. Mark is also an entrepreneur with hands-on experience in start-ups; he co-founded Capstone Publishing, is current Principle of ContentAll and is also a strategic advisor for Zapnito, a technology start-up which develops community software platforms for publishers.

Mark will be supporting the Charlesworth Group with their overall strategic direction as they continue a period of rapid growth. Mark's experience in both start-up and established businesses, together with a track record of evolving new digital businesses, will be particularly valuable in the next phase of Charlesworth's evolution. He brings a wealth of experience of growing digital B2B and B2C businesses and in developing new revenue streams for academic and professional publishers.

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