Industry Advisory Board Member | Tommy Doyle

The Publishing Industry Advisory Board, which provides professional support and consultancy to the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, Oxford Brookes University.

Tommy Doyle

Tommy Doyle

Company: Elsevier, Science and Technology Division, RELX Group

Tommy Doyle is the Senior Vice President & General Manager of RELX’s Research Reference Business (formerly known as Science and Technology Books). Research Reference’s goal is to improve research outcomes by bringing content and technology together to improve the speed, selectivity and serendipity of research. He is responsible for delivering overall performance and ensures the business is positioned for the future needs of customers. Tommy leverages big data signals from across Elsevier’s unique platforms and services to drive organic and inorganic investments for their global books and product portfolio. Today he is focused on developing and deploying AI technology to enhance user outcomes and drive faster and sharper insights. His ‘book driven investment fund’ has delivered higher than industry returns and the portfolio now commands some of the highest usage and citations per book in research.

Four years before he was the Vice President of Strategy of Elsevier’s Health Science Division covering Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America (EMEALA). His work involved all aspects of Elsevier’s portfolio across the region; electronic solutions, local language books & journals publishing, operations, innovation, M&A and organic growth.

Tommy learnt his craft working in strategy consulting including corporate finance and risk for 8 years. He advised clients in Europe, Brazil and North America specializing in high tech and media, pharma R&D and financial services. He helped his clients develop superior strategies, build lasting organizational capabilities and manage change. His work on the successful turnaround of the largest US newspaper franchise received the worldwide firm award for practice innovation in 2006. 

Tommy holds a Masters degree in chemistry and a boxing blue from Oxford University and he earned his MBA from INSEAD where he was a Louis Franck scholar. He was born and brought up in Asia and speaks Portuguese. He is an angel investor in and advisor to several start-ups. 

He currently lives in Boston, USA with his wife and two young children.