Darren Witherall appointed IglooBooks c.o.o

Darren Witherall appointed IglooBooks c.o.o

Darren Witherall has been appointed to the role of chief operating officer for IglooBooks as one of three "key" appointments across its senior management team in the UK and US.

Witherall, whose career includes 23 years at Parragon Books, most recently as president of EMEA, will be based at IglooBooks’ office in Northamptonshire UK. He will report into Paul Gregory, who joined as c.e.o. in June 2017.

Gregory said: “Darren and I have worked closely together for many years. To bring somebody into the business of his proven caliber will substantially underpin our significant global growth plans over the coming years.”

Bonnie Hunter has further been appointed as joint v.p., leading the US business alongside Jeremy Nurnberg, who will also step into the role of v.p., having joined IglooBooks as director of sales in March 2017. Hunter and Nurnberg will be based at IglooBooks’ office in New York, USA and report into Gregory.

Prior to joining IglooBooks, Hunter served as director of sales at Parragon Books in the US, where she was responsible for growing the discount market sector. Prior to that, she held positions at both World Publications and Smithmark Publishers as a national accounts manager.

Gregory said: “Our North American business is our key growth opportunity. Securing Bonnie, to work alongside Jeremy, gives me great confidence in realising business potential.”

IglooBooks was acquired by Bonnier Publishing in 2014 and last year the publisher announced plans to grow it into "the biggest mass-market publisher in the world" by 2019.