Chief Executive

Annie Callanan

Annie Callanan joined Taylor & Francis as Chief Executive at the end of June 2017.

She has significant leadership experience in business-to-business information services and technology companies, and expertise in delivering digital innovation and operational improvement.

Chief Commercial Officer

Alex Robinson

Alex Robinson is Chief Commercial Officer, and brings a wealth of experience as a leader in academic publishing to this role. He has successfully led diverse sales and marketing teams across multiple offices in Europe, South Asia, APAC, and the USA through periods of significant change.

Chief Operating Officer

Emmett Dages

A 1982 University of Notre Dame accountancy graduate, Emmett spent 8 years at Price Waterhouse, rising to the position of audit manager before joining Thomson Financial Publishing (TFP) as Chief Financial Officer. At TFP Emmett was promoted to Executive Vice President – Products and Services, where he developed and managed a payment processing division and an electronic commerce business.

Executive Director

Christoph Chesher

Christoph Chesher is Executive Director, with over 35 years’ experience in academic publishing, most recently as Chief Commercial Officer at Taylor & Francis. He began his publishing career in 1984 at Blackwell Science, progressing to the position of International Sales Manager. University Press as Sales & Marketing Director for the Science, Medical & Journals Division.

Managing Director, Books

Jeremy North

Jeremy North is the Managing Director for Books publishing at Taylor & Francis, which publishes nearly 5,000 new titles annually and has a catalogue of 70,000 backlist titles, making it the largest Humanities and Social Sciences academic book publisher in the world.

Chief Financial Officer

Carl Barnes

Carl is a Chartered Management Accountant who trained in industry after spending the first six years of his career working in Operations for Initial Textile Services. He has experience of working for a number of global companies in the High Tech, Fashion Retailing and Media industries in a range of commercial accounting and shared services roles.

Chief Product Officer

Paul Tuten

Paul Tuten joined Taylor & Francis Group in June 2018 as Chief Product Officer, before becoming Chief Product & Technology Officer in October 2019. Paul brings more than 20 years of technology experience to T&F. He started his career at leading information technology firms such as IBM and AT&T where he held both technical and managerial roles.

Human Resource Director

Dami Patel

Dami Patel joined Taylor & Francis in August 2008, fulfilling the role of HR Manager until 2012 when she became HR Director before being appointed to the Taylor & Francis Board in January 2015. She is responsible for global HR functions, including HR Operations, Learning and Development and Talent Acquisition.

Chief Strategy Officer

Tim Britton

Tim Britton joined Taylor & Francis in February 2020 as Chief Strategy Officer to bring increased expertise and focus on company strategy. Tim has a wide range of senior leadership experience from academic publishing and beyond, with a strong focus on growth, research and strategic insight.

Managing Director, Researcher Services

Leon Heward-Mills

Leon Heward-Mills is Managing Director, Researcher Services and leads the commercial strategy for our researcher content, product and services business, including Taylor & Francis Journals, new products and services.

Chief Marketing Officer

Lisa Mahan

Lisa Mahan has been at Taylor & Francis since 2002. She started her career in account management at B2B and B2C marketing agencies before joining Taylor & Francis to experience marketing ‘client side’. During this time she worked across the entire portfolio of subjects, as a product marketer, then moving to focus on leading the libraries and institutions marketing team.

Chief Communications Officer

Eric Merkel-Sobotta

Eric joined Taylor & Francis in April 2020. He has extensive experience in developing and refining corporate messages and ensuring that they are heard by the right stakeholders and decision-makers.