Random House UK Debbie McNally and Lee-Anne Williams have been promoted to the position of deputy sales director within the sales team at Random House UK. McNally will focus on sales development, whilst Williams' position concentrates on direct sales. Both roles report into UK sales director Rob Waddington. Meanwhile Connie Cullen becomes sales development manager.
Cengage Learning USA is bringing together its academic and professional group, the Gale library/reference divsion, and their international operations and say the transition 'is expected to be completed in September.'
At Scholastic's trade publishing division USA Lisa Sandell has been promoted to executive editor, Scholastic Press.
In the UK, Quercus has hired Mark Thwaite for the new position of digital marketing manager. He has been managing editor of The Book Depository while also running the blog ReadySteadyBook. Thwaite will work across both Quercus and MacLehose titles, aiming to increase their profile across the web. He will also contribute to the ongoing re-development of the Quercus company website.
HarperCollins UK has made a raft of new appointments, including former Little, Brown publishing strategy director Roger Cazalet as its associate publisher for HarperFiction, Blue Door and Voyager.
Bloomsbury's Penelope Beech has also been appointed marketing director, while Penguin and Michael Joseph project manager Ana Maria Riviera is to join as divisional sales director for non-fiction.
Cazalet will be responsible for managing the marketing and PR departments.
Penelope Beech, who has been appointed as marketing director joins after the summer. She is currently head of adult marketing of fiction and non-fiction at Bloomsbury. She will be responsible for analysis and brand work across the publisher's authors as well as for creative campaigns.
Ana Maria Rivera, currently project manager at Penguin and Michael Joseph, has been appointed divisional sales director for non-fiction. She will report to UK sales director Oliver Wright and will start on September 27th.
The publisher has also announced key accounts director Wendy Neale has been appointed to the newly created role of trade sales director. She will also be in charge of the field sales team, trade sales administration and the newly appointed local marketing and events manager, Ben Hurd, formerly director of marketing and publicity for Press Books.
Paul Erdpresser has been appointed as divisional sales director for Press Books and Oliver Malcolm as divisional sales director for fiction. Kate Manning will continue to be in charge of sales for the children's division.