Hachette Children’s appoints licensing director

Hachette Children’s appoints licensing director

Hachette Children’s Group (HCG) has appointed Katie Price, former global director of publishing at HIT Entertainment and Mattel, as licensing director.

Price will take up the role at the end of August and will report directly to c.e.o. Hilary Murray Hill.

“I am thrilled and very excited to be taking on the role of Licensing Director at the Hachette Children's Group,” said Price. “There is huge potential for growth in licensing and I truly believe that with the scale Hachette have across their diverse imprints, they could easily be one of the top five licensed character publishers in the UK. I look forward to using this knowledge to acquire new properties and expand and grow their current IP.”

Price began her publishing career with Berlitz where she worked for three years before joining HIT Entertainment in 2001.