Management Team

Richard Hollingsworth | IFIS Publishing

Richard Hollingsworth, Managing Director

Richard joined IFIS in 2010 as an experienced professional in the information industry, with a background in the successful development and management of international organisations.

Richard has previously been Chief Development Officer of Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, and Vice President Sales & Marketing, EMEA at CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts). Earlier in his career, he worked for ProQuest as Director of Sales, Asia Pacific. He has lived and worked in Malaysia and Japan.

Richard is currently the Chair of the British Section of the Institute of Food Technologists.


Maria Severino, Head of Finance, HR and Admin

Maria has been with IFIS since 2001, initially as Accountant and more recently as Head of Finance, HR, and Admin, where her duties cover all aspects of financial control and management.

A full member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (FMAAT), Maria has previously worked for CSL, Avco Trust, Guardian Royal Exchange, and BT in various financial roles. 


rhianna jones, Head of marketing

Rhianna joined IFIS in 2014 and is responsible for marketing. 

She is on the committee of the British Section of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Webmaster of the Food, Agriculture and Nutrition division of the Special Libraries Association (SLA), and a member of the Marketing and Communications working group of the Research4Life programme.

Rhianna previously worked for Elsevier, marketing scientific journals and conferences.