Expanded role for Random House Australia's Margie Seale

<p>Random House Australia m.d. Margie Seale is to take on new responsibilities for exploring and evaluating potential business opportunities in Southeast and Northern Asia on behalf of Random House worldwide.</p><p>Seale continues to report to Brian Davies, head of operations, UK and overseas, at Random House Group UK for her m.d. role, but will report to both Davies and Random House Inc&#39;s chief financial officer Anne Davis for her new duties.</p><p>Random House Inc&#39;s chairman and c.e.o. Markus Dohle said Seale had &quot;an open-ended mandate&quot; and will take &quot;a step-by-step approach in recommending corporate investment opportunities, print and digital publishing and licensing agreements, brand extensions, and more.&quot; </p><p>He added: &quot;Margie&#39;s expanded responsibilities are a great example of how we can use local talent<br />for the potential greater benefit of our entire worldwide company.&quot;</p><p>Davies said: &ldquo;This is a terrific new expanded role for Margie which will see her exploring new business opportunities on behalf of Random House worldwide&mdash;it is a fantastic opportunity and one that is richly deserved.&quot; </p>