Nick Fowler (Past President)
Dr Fowler is Managing Director of Elsevier’s Academic and Government Institutional Markets group. Dr Fowler also leads Elsevier’s Global Academic Relations and Universal Access groups in which he serves as Elsevier’s ambassador to senior leaders of the world’s leading universities and to Higher Education policy-makers globally. He was Elsevier’s Director of Strategy from 2005-2012, and joined Elsevier in 2003.
Dr Fowler is an expert on Science and Medical information, including pricing, business models and access models. He has directed Reed Elsevier’s formal responses to government and industry consultations on Science and Medical publishing, including to the US Government, the UK Government, and the European Commission. Dr Fowler is an internationally recognized expert and thought leader on the topic of Universal Access. He leads the development and implementation of Elsevier’s Universal Access strategy and policy, works closely with key industry associations such as STM, the UK Publisher Association, and the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, and frequently speaks at government and industry conferences. Dr Fowler is a member of Elsevier’s Science and Technology Division Management Team, and Reed Elsevier’s Corporate Responsibility Board. He is a member of Council of the UK Publisher Association, and a board member of its Academic and Professional Division.
Prior to joining Elsevier in 2003, Dr Fowler was an Engagement Manager at the management consultancy McKinsey & Company based in its Stamford, Connecticut office which he joined in 1998. He provided strategic advice to leading global companies in high technology and media sectors.
Dr Fowler was awarded a PhD in Anthropology from Cornell University in 1998, a Masters in the Social Sciences from the University of Chicago as a Fulbright Scholar in 1990, and a BA in Geography from Oxford University in 1989.