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New SVP for Cambridge University Press

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Cambridge University Press has appointed Brigitte Shull as senior vice president for academic publishing in the Americas.

Brigitte Shull, who was most recently the vice president of management, business, economics, and political science publishing at Springer Nature, will take up the role in January and report to managing director, academic, Mandy Hill. She will be responsible for the overall management and direction for Cambridge University Press’ academic business in the Americas.

In accepting the position, she said: 'It is a great honour to join Cambridge University Press - a publisher  with a prestigious history and a dynamic program. I look forward to working with the New York team to make the most of the opportunities for the Press in the Americas.'

Schull started her career in publishing 12 years ago at Pearson Education. She then spent 10 years at Palgrave Macmillan, which saw her progress to editorial director of author and editorial services. Shortly after the merger of Macmillan Science and Scholarly with Springer Science + Business Media, she took on the role of vice president of management, business, economics, and political science publishing at Springer Nature – where she managed an editorial team responsible for a portfolio of more than 1,500 books and journals in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

Commenting on the appointment, Mandy Hill, managing director of academic, said:  'We are delighted to announce Brigitte’s appointment. Her breadth of experience and passion for publishing are the perfect match for our prestigious academic programme and ambitious brand strategy. In this new role Brigitte will lead the ongoing development of our business in the Americas and be the "voice" of Cambridge in this vital market.'