Brill, the international academic publisher, announces today that its CEO John Martin has resigned, to pursue other opportunities in the market for education technology in schools.

After his appointment in September 2022 he has worked closely with the leadership team at Brill in mitigating business disruption and setting up new fulfilment capabilities for the company following the sudden administration and cessation of trading of Brill’s main distributor, announced on 28th September.

Robin Hoytema van Konijnenburg, Chairman of the Supervisory Board: “I regret John’s decision to leave us, and on behalf of the Supervisory Board would like to thank him for successfully leading Brill through this unexpected critical period.”

John Martin added: “I would like to thank the Supervisory Board and Management Team for their support and wish everyone at Brill the best for the future.”

Martin’s term will end at the end of March. The Supervisory Board will carefully consider the options for a successor and expects to announce interim arrangements in a Trading Update after its scheduled meeting on 15th February.


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Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in the Humanities, Social Sciences, International Law, and Biology. With offices in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, the USA and Asia, Brill today publishes more than 360 journals and 2,000 new books and reference works each year as well as a large number of databases and primary source research collections. Commitment to Open Access and the latest publishing technologies are at the core of Brill’s mission to make academic research available for the scholarly community worldwide. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information, please visit


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