Penny Ladkin-Brand Appointed Chief Executive of Taylor & Francis

Penny Ladkin-Brand joins the Informa Leadership Team as the Chief Executive of Taylor & Francis. She brings considerable growth-oriented leadership experience in specialist publishing, digital acceleration and the development of online platforms.

Penny is currently Chief Financial and Strategy Officer at Future plc, having previously been Commercial Director at Autotrader Plc. Penny joined Future in 2015 and partnered with the CEO to grow the business tenfold into a specialist media platform through a combination of organic and inorganic growth. Penny is also Chair of Next 15 Group Plc, the data-driven growth consultancy.

Penny’s approach to leadership involves understanding the big picture, balancing this against the needs of different stakeholders.

Penny Ladkin-Brand, said: “I am delighted to be joining Informa, an ambitious, growth-oriented business. Taylor & Francis is a leader in Scholarly Research, an international business and an innovator in both Humanities and Science, with significant potential for further growth, innovation and expansion. I am excited by the many opportunities ahead.”

Penny will take up her role during the summer.