Nick Coveney is set to join HarperCollins in the role of digital innovation and projects director.
He left Bonnier’s Kings Road Publishing imprint in November 2016, to join information and knowledge business Informa as digital marketing director for KNect365, its knowledge and networking division.
He will now join HarperCollins on 12th June and intends to help further its longstanding commitment to “product innovation and digital experiences as it celebrates 200 years of publishing,” he said.
Jo Surman, digital director at HarperCollins UK, said: “I am delighted that Nick will be joining the team. He brings invaluable experience and a real passion for digital product innovation to HarperCollins and will be the key driver for this going forward in our UK business.”
At the same time, two promotions have been made in the HarperCollins digital team. In Audio, Jack Chalmers has been promoted to audio editor to reflect his work running the William Collins, 4th Estate and HQ audio lists and Jen Garside has been promoted to digital projects executive and will work with both Surman and Coveney to deliver digital initiatives.
“These are both well-deserved promotions,” Surman said. “Jack has taken on the running of his own audio lists with ease and enthusiasm, rising to every challenge and establishing himself as an invaluable member of the audio team. Jen has proved herself an extremely capable and brilliant member of the digital team and this promotion will see her remit expanding. I look forward to continuing to work closely with them both as they further their careers in the digital team”.
Last month The Bookseller reported that Sam Missingham had been made redundant from the role of digital project manager at HarperCollins.