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Wan to join Pantera 

13 July 2022
LinLi Wan, previously literary assistant at Alex Adsett Literary, will join Pantera Press in the newly created position of trainee editor, starting 25 July.

APA staff changes 

13 July 2022
Australian Publishers Association (APA) technical business support analyst Mitchell Murphy has left the organisation. Ashleigh Cuthill has joined the APA as administration and exports officer, and Ingrid Josephine has joined...

Wanigasekara joins Booktopia 

16 June 2022
Pathum Wanigasekara has joined Booktopia as head of performance marketing, reporting to chief marketing officer Steffen Daleng.

Lindop joins Jenny Darling & Associates

8 June 2022
Anyez Lindop, most recently brand, marketing and partnerships manager for Australia Reads, has joined literary agency Jenny Darling & Associates as creative strategist. See classified.

Culver appointed Griffith Review editor

18 May 2022
Carody Culver, senior editor at Griffith Review since 2019, has been appointed editor of the literary journal, replacing Ashley Hay in the role. Culver begins her new role mid-June.

Changes at Nielsen 

21 April 2022
Olivia Johansson has joined Nielsen BookScan in the role of senior account executive, publishers, replacing Soren Huet, who has moved to the role of senior account executive, retailers, servicing BookScan’s...

Bell joins HarperCollins 

13 April 2022
Maraya Bell, previously Walker Books Australia publicity manager, has joined HarperCollins Australia as publicity campaign manager—children’s books, in a maternity leave cover.

Cameron replaces Wiebusch at Lonely Planet 

6 April 2022
Lonely Planet has announced the appointment of Michael Cameron as Australia and New Zealand sales manager, replacing Rick Wiebusch in the role. Maurice Peters of Book Knight agencies will be...

Booktopia board changes 

6 April 2022
Independent non-executive director Marina Go has resigned from the board of Booktopia. The board has confirmed the upcoming appointment of Judy Slatyer as an independent non-executive director.

Moves at the ABA 

17 March 2022
At the Australian Booksellers Association, Claire Beyer is leaving to take up a role at Thames & Hudson (see classified). Beyer's replacement is Ben Ripley.

Ligeti, Rizvi, Serong join Wheeler Centre board 

17 March 2022
Julie Ligeti has been appointed chair of the Wheeler Centre board, replacing Susan Oliver. Two new board directors, authors Jamila Rizvi and Jock Serong, have also joined the board, while...

Changes at Ingram 

9 March 2022
Brian MacDonald has joined Ingram Content Group Australia as senior manager of sales and client services. MacDonald was previously senior director of marketing and sales at Melbourne University Publishing and...

Cox joins Writing WA 

16 February 2022
Journalist and author Carrie Cox has been appointed the new communications manager of Writing WA. Cox replaces Heather Blakey who has departed the role to complete a full-time PhD.

Moves at Ventura Press 

16 February 2022
At Ventura Press, former Pan Macmillan publisher Amanda Hemmings has taken over the role of managing editor and James Schiller has been appointed sales and marketing coordinator.

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...