Who we are

For over 175 years Macmillan’s pioneering spirit and reputation for quality has enabled us to build lasting relationships with teachers and educators around the world.

Education is changing at an ever-increasing pace. Macmillan Education is at the forefront of this change, providing solutions that enhance the teaching and learning experience for everyone, at every stage of education.

As technology opens new doors for teachers and students, we use our expertise to create products that suit different learning styles and design innovative new tools for teachers and students.

We produce high-quality, trusted educational materials and provide support to teachers and students, so they can get the most from what we publish.

Our three divisions, Language Learning, Schools Curriculum and Higher Education, inspire a lifetime of learning.

Advancing Learning

Our History

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In 1843, brothers Daniel and Alexander Macmillan founded a publishing company to champion great writing. They soon made their mark on the literary world, publishing works by Lewis Carroll, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Thomas Hardy and Rudyard Kipling to name but a few.

As the company grew, so did the two brothers’ belief in the importance of learning. They launched the scientific research journal Nature, followed by the Palgrave imprint, promoting education and academic scholarship around the world. Both continue to be at the forefront of ground-breaking research to this day.

When former British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan became Chairman, he established the company as a world-leading educational publisher with an outstanding reputation. At Macmillan Education, we continue to build on this rich heritage by creating pioneering and forward-thinking educational materials for communities around the world.


Discover how we advance learning

Take a walkthrough how we help plant the seeds of curiosity in a lifetime of learning.

Our Leadership

Everyone at Macmillan Education has one thing in common: they are passionate about learning. They understand the needs of teachers and students across the globe, and they are committed to working together to meet those needs.

Jeremy Diéguez

Managing Director, Global Education

Jeremy Diéguez is the Managing Director of Global Education, which is made up of three divisions that cover Language Learning, K12 Curriculum Publishing in English, Spanish and several African languages and international Higher Education activities outside the US.

With a degree in Business Administration, Jeremy also holds a 'life degree' in educational publishing, having worked in the industry now for almost 25 years and is keen to continue for another 25!

Since joining Macmillan Education in 2001, Jeremy has held several different roles within the company: MD Macmillan Iberia until 2012, MD Europe Division from 2004 to 2009, MD Grupo Macmillan (Iberia and Latin America) from 2010 to 2014 and MD Language Learning from 2014 until June 2015.

Jeremy Diégues © Springer Nature

" Educational Publishing is a wonderful industry to work in. In comparison to teachers and institutions, we play a relatively small role in educating millions of students worldwide, but it’s definitely a role that we can feel very proud of. Ours is an industry that’s focused on people. We help teachers worldwide and we are a small contributor to a much better future that will be in the hands of those that are students today."

Emma Bourne

Emma Bourne © Springer Nature

Managing Director Schools (K-12) and Higher Education Division

Emma Bourne is the Managing Director of Curriculum and also our Macmillan Education businesses across Middle East, North Africa and Asia.
Macmillan Education a division within Springer Nature, one of the leading global research, educational and professional publishers. Macmillan Education advances learning with touch points from pre-primary to adult learners and business professionals, providing high quality publishing for teachers and students.

Emma’s career in international educational publishing spans almost three decades, providing her with a wealth of knowledge and experiences in the Education sphere. Before joining Macmillan in December 2013, Emma held a variety of leadership roles, working in both English Language Teaching (ELT) and Curriculum. Emma has a passion for teaching and learning and strives to enhance and share that knowledge throughout her role.

Emma is also the Springer Nature representative on the UK Publishing Association Council, and is a member of Oxford Brookes Publishing Advisory Board.

" Macmillan Education has a fantastic vision for the future of educational publishing – with the most dedicated, talented and inspirational local teams, that make a real difference to our customers – teachers and students. Working at Macmillan Education is energising and supportive - a culture where our teams can thrive to be the best."