Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), a global leader in content management, copyright licensing, discovery and document delivery solutions, today announced the appointment of Samantha Burridge to the company’s board of directors.
Burridge brings more than 20 years of broad publishing and open access experience to the CCC board. She established Nature’s Open Research Group and under her leadership it became the most rapidly growing open access business in the world. The group includes Nature Communications, still the highest impact journal in this space, and Scientific Reports, one of the largest open access journals to date. Post the merger of Springer and Macmillan Science and Education, she served on the Executive Committee of Springer Nature and was Managing Director of Open Research, leading the combined open access businesses to form the largest open access publisher in the world.
“The publishing industry is undergoing a digital transformation as it works to meet the modern content needs of today’s consumer. In a number of different roles, Samantha has successfully championed new content strategies that enhance customer experience and drive growth, experience that will be of tremendous benefit to CCC’s broad customer base,” said Tracey Armstrong, president and CEO, CCC. “Samantha’s depth of experience from the publisher perspective enhances our already exemplary board and will be of enormous value as CCC finds new ways to make it easy for people to get, use and share content on a global basis.”
Prior to her time at Springer Nature, Burridge was on the Macmillan Science and Education board and a key player in the transformation of the business. She held several senior roles within the Macmillan group, leading many global functions through significant change, across publishing, sales and business development. She was also the Managing Director of Palgrave Macmillan, a humanities and social science publisher in the research and trade space where she developed some of the first online resources for the humanities and oversaw the publication of well over 10,000 titles. She has also served as a member of the Publisher’s Association academic board.
“I’m very pleased to join CCC’s board of directors at such an exciting time of growth and development for the company,” said Burridge. “The industry is at a crossroads and CCC is at the heart of how content strategies will be created and deployed in the coming years. I look forward to working with Tracey and her collaborative and passionate board to continue to find new ways that CCC can help our customers meet today’s content demands.”