Gillian Howcroft (2009) has worked for Taylor & Francis for just over 2 years now as their Director of Editorial Electronic Projects within the Editorial Department. She is responsible with her team for gathering business and technical requirements to enhance our journal content as well as IT systems to improve the function of the Department. She is a member of the STM Future Lab Committee.
After finishing her degree in French, Spanish and Business Studies, she qualified as a stockbroker and worked as Assistant to the Director of Venture Capital for 4 years @ American Equities Overseas. In 1990 she joined Datastream, who were the first company to bring financial research online and lead their Global Data Acquisition Department for 8 years. She was then headhunted to run Thomson Financial Research in Europe where she was responsible for the procurement, production and delivery of accurate and timely historic market data for various Thomson Financial products such as First Call Earnings Estimates and CDA Spectrum Institutional Holdings Database amongst others. She then set up her own consultancy which she ran for 4 years, including amongst her clients, Financial Times Interactive Data and the London Stock Exchange. She then moved to California with her family for 12 months, returning to the UK in 2006 where she decided to find a more local job, hence arriving at Taylor & Francis