Oliver Gadsby is Chief Executive of Rowman & Littlefield International, a new academic publisher based in London. He started his publishing career as an editor in Germany in the 1980s; he was subsequently a sales and marketing director in Sweden (with Liber), and later CEO of Nelson Thornes in the UK. Oliver varied the mix for a few years by becoming Director of Strategy & Acquisitions for Informa plc; he then returned to publishing by becoming CEO of Continuum, which was awarded the title of IPG Independent Publisher of the Year in 2011. Oliver led the sale of Continuum to Bloomsbury in 2011.
Oliver is non-executive chairman of business publishing company WTiN.