Emerald appoints Harriet Bell to its leadership team

Emerald Group Publishing has announced the appointment of Harriet Bell to the new position of Marketing Director, taking responsibility for the development and delivery of the company’s marketing operations worldwide.

Harriet joins Emerald following a 20-year career primarily in scholarly and academic publishing, most recently as VP, Journal & Data Solutions at RELX Group.

Throughout her career, Harriet has held a number of other senior executive positions in the industry, including Head of Marketing for Scopus and Publisher of, during which time she has driven a wide range of digital initiatives and product developments to enhance customer experience.

Commenting on her appointment, Harriet said: "I'm excited to join a company as ambitious and focused as Emerald, at a time of transformation within the publishing industry which Emerald is well placed to navigate.

“The recent acquisition of Good Practice and Research Media demonstrate Emerald's continuing drive to explore new ways of adding value for our customers.

“I am pleased to be part of the company as it looks to further develop solutions for communities in research, practice and education. I look forward to joining talented colleagues on the Board and throughout Emerald.”

Richard Bevan, CEO at Emerald, added: “I am delighted with Harriet’s appointment to the Emerald Board, which we believe will further strengthen the company’s leadership team.

“As a Board, we are confident that she will play a key role in developing value and solutions for our customer communities worldwide, enhancing their overall experience as we continue to expand our offering across the research, higher education and professional sectors.”

Harriet will join the company on 26 October 2015.