Vicky Williams

I have held a variety of senior roles during my time at Emerald, including Head of Publishing Development, Director of Business Development, Group Director of People (HR) and CEO of Emerald’s creative agency business, Research Media.

I took over as CEO of Emerald Publishing at the start of 2018, as we enter a unique era in scholarly publishing – one which is full of challenges and opportunities for both Emerald and the sector at large. It’s a time when we should be listening, learning and innovating, as well as connecting closely with the market – all things I love to do.

Both in and out of work, I’m a keen advocate for gender diversity, having launched our workplace diversity programme, Stride, and appearing as a panellist on the issue at international academic conferences and events. I love the theatre and music, but you’ll still find me at my happiest browsing for hours in a bookshop!