Gavin Howe

Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Gavin Howe

Gavin Howe is Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Elsevier. He led the successful integration of the Harcourt businesses into Reed Elsevier and led the sale of and transfer of the Harcourt college business to Thomson Reuters. Previously, he was Chief Operations Officer at Elsevier and CEO of the Reed Elsevier Technology Group based in Boston.

Having joined Elsevier in 1998, Gavin's responsibilities have included central marketing, social sciences and economics publishing, IT, production and customer services. For the 15 years prior to joining Elsevier, he worked for another Reed Elsevier company, Reed Business Information in Marketing, Publishing and Electronic Publishing. Gavin rose to be a divisional MD at Reed Business Information and joined the board in 1993. Gavin started his publishing career in Journalism, becoming an editor of a Yachting Magazine.

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