Collins Learning has promoted Sam Eardley and Ian Mooney to newly-created positions as part of its “significant new assessment business strand”.
Eardley, currently marketing director, will be promoted to director of sales and marketing after joining HarperCollins in October 2011, and Ian Mooney who joined eight years ago and is currently education sales director, will become director of assessment.
These new roles are intended to support the development of a "significant new assessment business strand" within the division, according to a HarperCollins spokesperson. Collins is currently piloting ICAS school tests, developed in collaboration with the University of New South Wales, as well as creating new assessment content from within the Collins stable. This is planned to be a major area of revenue growth over the coming few years, developing a “distinct new business within the Collins portfolio”.
Colin Hughes, Collins Learning m.d., revealed the company was “moving into an exciting new area and both these appointments have the virtue of developing our business while providing strong and steady continuity in its leadership”.
He said: “With a background in assessment sales, Ian understands the market extremely well and is the ideal person to lead this new business. Sam’s appointment enables us to bring our sales and marketing operations together under single leadership, to continue improving the close connection between brand and sales messaging that Ian and Sam have developed together over recent years.”