Anne Kitson

Anne Kitson is currently Senior Vice President and Managing Director of The Lancet and Cell Press, based in London and Cambridge, MA at Elsevier.

Anne has also served on the Council of the UK Publishers Association since 2019, and on the board for Elsevier’s Joint Venture with China Science Press Media, KeAi since 2015. 

Anne joined Elsevier in 1997 and her previous roles have included (SVP), Physical Sciences, SVP, Health and Medical Sciences (2012-2015), SVP for Life Sciences (2009-2012), Publishing Director for Materials Science and Engineering, (2005 – 2009), and Managing Director of Elsevier Advanced Technology (2002 – 2005).  

Before joining Elsevier Anne worked at Blackwell Publishers, Oxford University Press, and Pergamon.  She is a senior executive with a focus in strategic planning, product development, innovation, strategic business development, change management, M&A, acquisition embedment, asset divestment, business analysis, and marketing.

Anne has a Masters degree from Oxford University in Biochemistry.