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Dean Sanderson was appointed Managing Director in May 2016, promoted from his previous position as Commercial Director. Dean joined what was then Nature Publishing Group in June 2008 from sister organization Scientific American, where he managed the company’s international subsidiaries, joint ventures and license partners. Prior to that, Dean spent over twenty years in the consumer media industry in both North America and Europe. He began his career at Gruner+Jahr, the consumer magazine unit of Bertelsmann AG, in Hamburg, Germany, before moving on to manage the company’s portfolio of parenthood magazines in New York. At Scientific American he spent five years as managing director of its German subsidiary in Heidelberg, Spektrum der Wissenschaft, subsequently returning to New York to manage all its international businesses. Dean studied German literature at the University of Michigan before getting an MBA in international business and marketing at the same institution.

Editorial and Publishing Directors: Mariette DiChristina, Alison Mitchell

Mariette DiChristina is Director of Editorial & Publishing for Nature Research Magazines, overseeing the global editorial teams for Nature magazine, NRG Partnership & Custom Media and Scientific American. She was appointed as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2011 and is on the executive board of Science Counts. She was honored as a "Corporate Visionary" in Folio's 2014 Top Women in Digital Media. She is past president of the National Association of Science Writers in the U.S. and was an adjunct professor and Visiting Scholar in the graduate Science, Health and Environmental Reporting program at New York University for the several years.

Alison Mitchell is Director of Editorial & Publishing for Nature Research Journals, overseeing a staff of over 400 professional editors, copy editors and assistants. Alison has a PhD in the molecular biology of genetic recombination from Imperial College, London, and has held editorial and publishing positions with the Nature journals for over 20 years. Alison is responsible for the research content in Nature, Nature Communications, the Nature Research Journals and the Nature Reviews Journals. She is also Chief Publishing Advisor for Springer Nature, leading publishing developments across the company including the SharedIt content sharing initiative and the company’s support of ORCID.

Publishing Directors: James Butcher (Journals), Richard Hughes (Magazines)

James Butcher is Publishing Director of the Nature journals, responsible for the research publishing activities of the existing titles and for launching new Nature journals. Before that he worked on our two broad-scope open-access journals—Nature Communications and Scientific Reports—helping to nurture them during their early years. James joined Nature Publishing Group in 2008 as Publisher of the Nature Clinical Practice journals and later became Publisher of the Nature Reviews portfolio. Between 2000 and 2007 he worked at The Lancet, first as a Senior Editor then as Executive Editor; he launched The Lancet Neurology, as Editor, in 2002. James was awarded a PhD in neurophysiology from the University of Bristol in 1998.

Richard Hughes is Publishing Director for Nature’s magazine content including multimedia. Richard joined what was then Nature Publishing Group in 2012 and helped to establish a new business that provides content marketing solutions for partners. Prior to Nature, Richard managed a list of clinical journals at Wiley. He holds scientific degrees from the University of Southampton and the University of Bath, and an MBA from Henley Business School. Richard is based in London.

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Jack Laschever was appointed EVP for Global Advertising and Sponsorship in April 2015, having spent more than 30 years in the media industry. Prior to joining the company, Jack served in various roles at Forbes Media including as Chief Marketing Officer, and President of Forbes Conferences. In addition he was President of the Miller Sports Group, publishers of Tennis, Cruising World and Sailing World. He began his career in advertising sales with the launch of European Travel and Life, and then joined Esquire magazine. In ten years at American Express Publishing he held several key positions, including Associate Publisher of Travel & Leisure and Publisher of Departures. He has also served as Publisher of GQ. A graduate of Harvard, Jack lives in Rye, New York with his wife and two children.

Executive Editor & Executive Vice President, Global Institutional Partnerships: Nick Campbell

Nick Campbell was appointed Exec. Ed. and EVP for Global Institutional Partnerships at Nature Research in January 2016. Nick joined what was then Nature Publishing Group in 2001. Since then his roles have included being an editor on Nature Reviews Genetics, Executive Editor of a suite of genetics journals, and leader of publishing partnerships in the Asia-Pacific. As the Managing Editor of Nature, Nick led a major digital and print relaunch. Most recently Nick was Executive Editor of Nature and Director of Nature Research in China. Nick’s first degree, PhD and postdoctoral research were in genetics. He also has a Graduate Certificate in journalism from the University of Queensland.

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