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Changes at Text 

19 January 2022
Stef Italia has left Text Publishing. Jamila Khodja is now sales manager and Madeleine Rebbechi has been promoted to publicity manager. (See classified.)

Hickman appointed MWF CEO 

8 December 2021
Vivia Hickman has been appointed CEO of Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF), replacing Rebecca MacFarling in the role. Previously executive producer at Sydney Festival, Hickman will begin at MWF in January...

Copyright Agency board changes 

1 December 2021
Leslie Loble has joined the Copyright Agency board as an independent director, while Jane Curry, Oliver Watts and Adele Ferguson have been reappointed as publisher director, visual artist director and...

New ASA board directors 

17 November 2021
Sarah Ayoub, Bronwyn Bancroft and Malcolm Knox have joined the board of the Australian Society of Authors (ASA). Alongside the new additions to the board, Kirsty Murray has been re-elected...

Gottlieb joins Pantera Press 

4 November 2021
Taliesyn Gottlieb, previously at Penguin Random House, has joined Pantera Press as head of publicity and communications, in a 14-month contract role. Publicity director Léa Antigny will be on parental...

Hanke joins APA 

22 September 2021
Andrea Hanke has joined the Australian Publishers Association as acting chief of staff while Patrizia Di Biase-Dyson is on maternity leave.

Finemore appointed Willy Lit Fest program director 

18 August 2021
Jane Finemore has been appointed program director of Williamstown Literary Festival, succeeding Stella Kinsella. Finemore, who runs her own publishing communication consultancy, is the current program manager of the Queenscliffe...

McClean joins Australia Council 

11 August 2021
Georgie McClean has joined the Australia Council as executive director for development and strategic partnerships.

Gaudry joins Hachette Australia

4 August 2021
Kelly Gaudry has been appointed to the existing position of senior national account manger at Hachette Australia in Sydney, replacing Sean Cotcher in the role. Gaudry begins the position on...

Harrison appointed Copyright Agency chair

7 July 2021
Copyright Agency board director Kate Harrison has been appointed as the organisation’s chair, replacing Kim Williams. Williams, who was Copyright Agency chair for the past six years and a board...

Checkland joins Fremantle Press

7 July 2021
Jessica Checkland has joined Fremantle Press in the role of events marketing assistant, replacing Tiffany Ko, who finished in the role on Tuesday, 6 July 2021.

Cotcher joins HarperCollins

7 July 2021
Sean Cotcher, currently Hachette Australia senior national accounts manager, has joined HarperCollins Australia as head of key accounts, replacing Amy Fox, who is departing the business on 16 July. Cotcher...

Doust joins Affirm as commercial publisher 

27 April 2021
Affirm Press has announced the appointment of Kelly Doust to the newly created role of publisher—commercial. ‘Kelly is exactly what we’ve been looking for to crack open new categories and...

Wilson joins UQP 

14 April 2021
Kirsty Wilson has been appointed sales manager at UQP. Wilson begins the role Tuesday, 4 May and will be working from Victoria.

Farry leaves PRH

8 April 2021
Alysha Farry has left Penguin Random House Australia where she was group marketing, publicity and communications director.

Ultimo appoints Nordlyset as international agent

31 March 2021
Ultimo Press has appointed Nordlyset Literary Agency as its exclusive agent representing the license of audio (ex ANZ), film & television, translation and English-language rights (on specific titles) for its...

Bayfield joins S&S

31 March 2021
Jack Bayfield has joined Simon & Schuster as field sales account manager NSW, replacing Kay Drury in the position of national field sales manager. Bayfield began the position on 29...

O’Brien joins Affirm 

17 March 2021
Kevin O’Brien, previously manager editor at Scribe, has joined Affirm Press in the newly created role of managing editor (general list).

Seymour joins Affirm 

17 March 2021
Natasha Seymour has joined Affirm Press in the newly created role of editorial assistant (general list). Seymour was previously head publicist at Overland; her appointment at Affirm brings the total...

Blakey joins Writing WA 

11 March 2021
Writing WA has appointed Heather Blakey, previously digital brand and communications lead at Bonnier Books UK, to the newly created position of communications manager.

Drury promoted at S&S

11 March 2021
Kay Drury has been promoted to the newly created position of national field sales manager at Simon & Schuster Australia. Drury began the position on 22 February 2021.

Centre for Stories board appointments

17 February 2021
Centre for Stories has appointed Jane den Hollander, Magabala Books publisher Rachel Bin Salleh, and Jade Bradford, of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and a research...

Lindop joins Australia Reads 

3 February 2021
Anyez Lindop, formerly of Penguin, Penguin Random House Australia and Hachette, has been appointed to the newly created position of brand, marketing & partnerships manager for industry promotional initiative Australia...

Banyard joins Echo 

13 January 2021
Emily Banyard has joined Echo Publishing as a publicist. Previously marketing and communications manager at the Australian Society of Authors, Banyard began her new role at Echo on Tuesday, 5...