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Monday 31 October 2016

ALPSP's Chair Peter Ashman appointed new BMJ CEO

BMJ has announced that Peter Ashman has been appointed as BMJ’s next Chief Executive, effective from 1 January 2017.

Peter was chosen from a pool of candidates from both inside and outside the company, and succeeds Tim Brooks who is stepping down after four years as CEO. Peter joined the company in 2007 as Publishing Director with responsibility for BMJ’s journals programme. Since then, the number of journals published has increased from 28 to over 60, and he and his team have achieved nine consecutive years of top and bottom line growth.

Earlier this year, he was promoted to Director of Learning & Publishing, expanding his responsibilities to include BMJ Learning & On Examination in addition to the Journals portfolio and BMJ Careers. Peter is also Chairman of the Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP).

Peter started his publishing career in sales and marketing roles. He moved to the US to launch the North American commercial operations of The Lancet, and later worked at Nature Publishing Group, managing a list of specialty medical journals.

Read the full release on the BMJ website.



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