Hachette restructures international sales team

Hachette restructures international sales team

Hachette has restructured its international sales department to provide “greater focus” to each of its key international markets.

The changes follow Ben Wright's appointment as Hachette's group international sales director in August from his position as director of digital sales and channel development for Penguin Random House. 

As part of the restructure, Simon McArt becomes head of sales for the India and North America territory; Matt Cowdery, who has relocated to London, becomes head of sales for Africa and the Middle East, overseeing the Dubai office and managing sales to South Africa. Abigail Mitchell, meanwhile, becomes head of sales for Europe. 

Mitchell, Cowdery and McArt, along with Paul Kenny, head of sales for Asia, will continue to report to Wright.

Andrew Hally has joined the Little, Brown and Orion UK head office sales team and as a result, Laura Ricchetti, international sales executive, will replace him reporting to Mitchell. Anna Martini and Sarah Millar, who has returned from maternity leave, will also report to Mitchell. 

Emily Hogarth joins the team on a permanent basis as international sales assistant.

Wright said: “I am delighted to announce the new roles for Abi, Emily, Laura, Matt and Simon. The new structure allows us to give greater focus to each of our key international markets, and to have greater involvement in and accountability for each of the publishing divisions and imprints we represent from Hachette UK and Hachette Book Group in the US.”

There are no job losses as part of the restructure.