Alison Morrison, nee Brathwaite, who worked in book publishing until a move to Which? in 2007, has died.
Morrison, 45, was reportedly attacked in a street in Harrow yesterday (18th December), dying later in hospital.
Morrison worked as promotions co-ordinator at Penguin from 1994 to 1999, and thereafter as marketing manager at Egmont and marketing director at Walker (2000-2007).
She was chair of the Booktrust board of trustees from 2005 to 2007.
Her current role was as head of customer experience at Which?
Deborah Hooper, who was Brathwaite's superior at Penguin's Frederick Warne imprint, commented: "Alison was a committed member of the marketing team at Frederick Warne, right at the start of her career in children’s publishing, and was a passionate and driven marketer with great energy and a ready smile."
Walker Group chief global develop officer Helen McAleer commented: "Our condolences to the family, we are shocked and saddened by the news. She was an excellent head of marketing, very successful, and went on to have a great career at Which?."
Morrison leaves a husband and 16-year-old son.