Bonnier hires Parkin

Bonnier hires Parkin

Bonnier Publishing has appointed Kate Parkin as executive director of adult publishing.

Parkin will be responsible for publishing and management across the division’s adult imprints and will report to fiction chief executive Mark Smith.

She joins Bonnier from her role as fiction publisher at Hodder & Stoughton and John Murray. During her career she has also held the position of m.d. of what is now the the Cornerstone division of Random House and publisher at the group’s imprints, Century and Arrow.

“I am thrilled to be joining Bonnier,” said Parkin. “To be part of a publishing start-up backed by a company with the weight and reputation of Bonnier is an incredible opportunity and I am genuinely excited by the challenges we have ahead.“

Smith added: “Kate’s experience and expertise is second to none and she brings a keen strategic mind, entrepreneurial flair, author care and team building skills, which will enable Bonnier to deliver on its planned growth.”

Parkin will join Jane Harris, James Horobin and Julian Shaw on the management team.