Four Senior Consultants Join Maverick Publishing Specialists

Four new consultants

Maverick Publishing Specialists Ltd, announced today the addition of four Senior Consultants to its worldwide team of industry experts. Their expertise in areas such as supply chain management, rights management & copyright, content commissioning & editorial management, and open access will help Maverick clients navigate the changing landscape of publishing in 2021 and beyond.

Simon Crump, Senior Associate

Simon brings more than 25 years of publishing experience with an emphasis in production, print, and supply chain management roles. He most recently served as global Head of Supply Chain Operations at Cambridge University Press.

Simon comes to Maverick with in-depth knowledge of the various links in supply chains as well as the skills to manage and develop them. His expertise also includes product and operations management, project and change management, and process design. He also has in-depth RFP process management experience from his time at CUP.

Henry Pettit, Senior Associate

Henry joins Maverick with 25 years of management level experience in business intelligence and news publishing, as well as collective rights management and copyright licensing. Henry joined NLA media access in 2016 as Head of Sales and Licensing where he had responsibility for project management of the design, price modelling, and launch of a simplified copyright licence. Prior to that Henry was Managing Director for Russia’s Interfax News Agency in London.

His experience of content licensing for bottom line growth, as well as content management database solutions, will support publishers, collective rights owners, and media monitoring organisations alike. Henry also brings to a Maverick extensive experience in B2B publishing strategy development, operational management, business transformation, and outsourcing of sales projects.

Julia Brockley, Affiliate Senior Associate

Julia combines content development and list-building expertise with partner relationship management skills – acquired from over 25 years of experience in academic and scholarly publishing. She has held senior-level publisher/commissioning roles at Palgrave Macmillan, Springer-Nature, Routledge, (Taylor & Francis), Chadwyck Healey, (ProQuest), SAGE Publishing, and Berg Publications, (Bloomsbury Academic).

During her career, Julia has commissioned and managed journals, (including society-owned), digital resources and books, spanning all product categories (textbooks, major reference works, and monographs.) Julia further strengthens Maverick’s capabilities in content commissioning and development functions, as well as pre-commissioning research; competitor and market analysis; author/editor selection; advisory panels & peer review; and business case development, financial and investment appraisal.

Sarah Greaves – Affiliate Senior Associate

Sarah has over two decades of experience within STM editorial and publishing. Originally an academic researcher, she completed her PhD at the MRC-Laboratory of Molecular Biology, before joining the editorial team at Nature Cell Biology. She later joined the Nature Publishing Group (now Springer Nature), where she launched the first Nature-branded title with an Open Access option, Nature Communications, and subsequently launched Scientific Reports. Sarah has also served as Chief Publishing Officer at Hindawi.

Sarah is involved in numerous STEM outreach initiatives, is currently a volunteer with InToUniversity and is working alongside numerous industry colleagues to drive forward the C19 Rapid Review group.