Elsevier Announces the Departure of Fiona Foley

New York, N.Y., March 8, 2006 – Elsevier announced today that Ms. Fiona Foley has decided to leave her position as Executive Vice President of Global Medicine. Elsevier and Fiona Foley are in discussions regarding a possible consultancy role in Medical Publishing.

According to Brian Nairn, Chief Executive Officer of Elsevier Health Sciences, “Fiona has contributed greatly to the success of Elsevier during her tenure here. Her strategy and initiatives have improved our book publishing and furthered the development of our clinical medicine e-products”. 

As a result of the move, Mr. Nairn has also taken the opportunity to reorganize the Global Medicine group to ensure the important relationships with Elsevier’s customers and authors continue to thrive. 

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