Mark Ware has worked at Board Director level in STM and business publishing and for online/elearning companies in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, and has over 10 years experience as a consultant in the scholarly publishing and business information markets. His roles have included general management, consultant, Publisher, business development, marketing, and web development. He is a skilled negotiator, strategist and mentor with wide extensive contacts across publishing, learned societies, scientific/medical and higher educational sectors. In addition he brings real-world experience of leading publishing organisations and of business development, creating new business opportunities and developing new revenues, whether organically, in partnerships or through acquisition.
Prior to becoming an independent consultant in 2003, he held positions (in reverse order) as:
- founder/Director of Ingenta’s CPD/elearning division. In this role he researched and developed an online platform to support Continuing Professional Development and associated elearning. The main focus was on the healthcare sector, as well as other professions such as accountancy and engineering.
- Executive Director at CMPI (formerly Miller Freeman UK), where Mark ran the Healthcare division. As well as responsibility for two market-leading weekly titles for GPs and pharmacists (Pulse and Chemist & Druggist respectively), a database company (Healthcare Data Ltd) and other publishing assets, Mark also developed new online services for doctors and pharmacists.
- Publishing Director at IOP Publishing, where Mark was involved with most aspects of the business at different times, including journals, books, magazines, exhibitions and online. At IOPP Mark developed and launched a wide variety of products including journals, magazines, exhibitions, websites and newsletters, played a key company-wide business development and strategy role.
Mark Ware’s detailed curriculum vitae is available here.