Starling becomes Ilex publisher

Starling becomes Ilex publisher

Octopus publisher Alison Starling has been appointed publisher of Ilex.

The news follows former Ilex publisher Roly Allen's move to become licensing director at the imprint.

In this new role, Starling extends her current remit, retaining her existing commissioning and publishing responsibilities for Conran Octopus and Mitchell Beazley.

Editorial director Helen Rochester and Ilex Photography publisher Adam Juniper will report to Starling in this new role, which brings all Octopus’ design publishing under one publisher.

Denise Bates, Octopus group publishing director said: “Alison has an unparalleled track record in this area and she will bring to Ilex her extensive experience of working with design brands from Vogue to Farrow & Ball. This new structure allows us to hone a focused, coherent Design, Creative and Photography programme across our various imprints.”