David Stover, president of Oxford University Press Canada, is leaving the company as part of a broad reorganization of the academic house that will also eliminate at least three other management positions. Geoff Forguson has been named to the newly created role of general manager.
According to a report in Quill & Quire, the Canadian book trade journal, Stover’s departure is the latest change in an ongoing reorganization of OUP Canada. Over the last year, the company has shuttered its trade book division and its K-12 publishing program. According to Q&Q, the reorganization has also eliminated management positions in the creative services, special markets, and the higher education division.
In a release, Forguson said OUP Canada “will continue to maintain our office in Toronto as well as our warehouse in Brampton, Ontario,” but also noted that more changes were likely.