Maverick Publishing Specialists Ltd., are excited to announce that Andrea Powell, ex-Chief Information Officer at CABI, has joined Maverick to work as a Senior Associate within their Senior Consultancy team in EMEA. And in associated news, Rebecca Rinehart, who was formerly the Publisher of American Psychiatric Publishing, a division of the American Psychiatric Association, has joined the Maverick consultant network as an Affiliate Associate Partner, based in the US.
Andrea started her career in 1988 with Reuters Ltd, in the pre-Internet days of online financial information delivery. She then spent 26 years with CABI, most recently as the organisation’s first ever Chief Information Officer, combining the roles of Publishing and IT Director and overseeing CABI’s migration to an almost completely digital business. She therefore brings to Maverick a wealth of experience in digital publishing strategy development, operational management and business transformation, including extensive outsourcing projects, asset management and divestment and technical investment projects.
Andrea has hands-on experience of leading cross-functional, global teams to deliver award-winning online platforms and user-oriented tools that support the transfer of knowledge from research into practice. At CABI she oversaw the development and launch of a wide range of platforms and tools for both academic/research markets and for plant health practitioners in developing countries. She has a particular understanding of research communication as an underlying catalyst for development and has advised the STM Association on how to deliver long-term financial stability to its flagship Research4Life programme.
Andrea has a proven track-record of working at Board level, both as an Executive and Non-Executive Director, as well as many years of service on the Boards of both the International STM Association and ALPSP.
Rebecca is a publishing professional who has over 40 years of experience in all aspects of scientific, technical, and medical publishing — including books, journals, periodicals, and online. She isthe former Publisher of American Psychiatric Publishing, a division of the American Psychiatric Association, and the world’s leading publisher of books, journals, periodicals, and online resources on psychiatry, mental health, and behavioural science. In this position, she managed acquisitions and new product development, peer review, marketing, editorial, production, rights, and distribution for print and online products, most notably the international publication of the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Psychiatric Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5).
Previously Rebecca served as Senior Director and Publisher at The Endocrine Society overseeing the publication of its four scientific journals, three periodicals, books and CME programs, and Endocrine News. In this position she launched a book program and two new periodicals as well as an online news feature.
Rebecca started her career at Harper & Row Publishers, where she held various production, editorial, and management positions before serving as Senior Medical Editor for acquisitions. She then joined The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to develop a publishing program of books, periodicals, and consumer literature that included the journal, Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Martin Marlow, President of Maverick Publishing Specialists, commented,
I am thrilled to have both Andrea and Rebecca coming on board at the same time to strengthen our Senior consultant team. It means we will be able to provide even greater depth and breadth of strategic and business development support at the highest levels on both sides of the Atlantic. And with such a wide range of International experience and expertise, I am delighted to have such fantastic resources joining us to support our growing list of Association, Society and not-for-profit Publisher clients as well as Commercial Publishing customers.