Karen Baxter appointed Managing Director of Pharmaceutical Press

Karen Baxter MRPharmS has been appointed as Managing Director of Pharmaceutical Press (PhP). Her appointment starts with immediate effect after an eight-month period as Interim MD.

Karen was previously Director of Content Strategy for Pharmaceutical Press. She has led on a number of important projects, focusing on customer needs to deliver content in new ways, and brings a rich combination of skills to the role. Karen will be the first pharmacist to lead the entire publishing function.

RPS Chief Executive Paul Bennett said:

"We’re very pleased that Karen has accepted this key role at a time of great challenge for our profession and for the publishing industry. I’m confident that under Karen’s leadership, PhP will continue to lead the way in medicines information and help RPS achieve our vision of becoming the world leader in the safe and effective use of medicines. Karen will now take up a permanent position on the RPS Executive team and report directly to me, further strengthening our endeavour to integrate.

Karen Baxter commented:

“When I started my career as a pharmacist, I didn’t ever imagine I’d lead the publishing arm of RPS that delivers titles such as the BNF, Martindale and Stockley, which were so fundamental to my practice. I am excited to take on the role of MD of Pharmaceutical Press and look forward to ensuring a strong future for these titles and for my professional body.”