Alan Hurcombe

Hodder Education

Alan has been the Chief Operating Officer at Hodder Education (a division of Hachette UK) for the past 6 years. In this time, he has been responsible for commercial and strategic financial support to the division together with operational responsibility for supply chain, production and content development, including design and editorial functions. More recently he has focused on the digital transformation of the business, including new cloud and AI based platforms and modern data analytics.

Prior to Hodder, Alan was Chief Financial Officer at Egmont UK, with oversight of Egmont operations in Germany, Poland and on the Board of Australian joint venture Hardie Grant Egmont. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with EY and joined Scholastic as Financial Controller in 2002. Promoted to CFO within 4 years, Alan went on to lead Scholastic as Group Managing Director for 3 years before taking a number of consulting roles across publishing and then joining Egmont in 2013.