New appointmentst at Quadrille and Harvill Secker Publishers

Quadrille has made a series of promotions and appointments within its sales teams, with Melanie Gray stepping up to become UK sales director, joining the board at the independent publisher.

Gray was formerly international rights director. Alex Elliott has been promoted to deputy head of UK sales and head of stationery sales, with Margaux Durigon promoted to head of international sales. Agata Sarnowska has joined the company as international sales executive, having previously worked as a rights manager at Macmillan Children's Books, and at Carlton Books as a foreign rights executive.

Harvill Secker has appointed Alison Hennessey as its senior crime editor. She will begin in the newly created role in January 2012 and joins from Vintage where she was editor and digital media executive since 2010. She will be responsible for commissioning and publishing crime novels in translation, as well as finding UK talent.