Long-time Simon & Schuster UK managing director and CEO Ian Chapman has been promoted to chief executive and publisher for S&S UK and International, according to a statement from the company’s CEO, Carolyn Reidy.
“Since joining Simon & Schuster UK as managing director and CEO in January 2000, Ian has led the company through an extended period of editorial development and financial growth,” she said in the statement.
Since 2010, Chapman has been adding international responsibilities to his role as CEO of the UK operation. He added S&S Australia that year and S&S India a year later, both of which are growing nicely, said Reidy.
Reidy also cited Chapman’s role in developing the company’s international ebook business, one that is poised to grow as the business in the U.S. has over the past few years.
The company also announced a series of executive moves at S&S UK designed to help with the transition and new strategy that comes with Chapman’s appointment over both the UK and international businesses. Pub Lunch has the full details.