Johnson & Alcock has hired a head of foreign rights, Hélène Ferey, who joins from A M Heath in September.
Ferey leaves A M Heath after six years, where she was latterly foreign rights senior manager. In her new role, she will sell direct in the German, French, Italian and Spanish markets, and coordinate co-agents in all other territories.
"Leaving AMH after six years marks the end of a wonderful chapter and I will truly miss the brilliant authors and colleagues," said Ferey. "I am however absolutely delighted to take on such an exciting challenge. J&A are an established and dynamic agency with a fantastic list and I am very much looking forward to joining the team and widening their authors' reach around the world."
As part of a broader company restructure, Anna Power has been appointed m.d. of Johnson & Alcock while Michael Alcock becomes the agency’s chair.
"The agency has enjoyed great successes and growth in the last few years, and bringing foreign rights in-house is the natural next step," commented Power. "Hélène has a brilliant track record selling adult and children’s books around the world, and we really admire her vitality, and her impressive breadth of interests. We couldn’t be happier to welcome her to the team."
Among Johnson & Alcock's clients are forensic anthropologist Sue Black and writer and performer Kate Tempest. The agency also looks after the Estates of William Trevor, Beryl Bainbridge, Elizabeth Taylor and Dick Francis.