Hutchinson leaves OUP for Reading Agency role

Hutchinson leaves OUP for Reading Agency role

Oxford University Press’ Fraser Hutchinson will join literacy charity the Reading Agency in April as head of publisher partnerships.

Currently senior marketing manager across children’s books and home learning at OUP, Hutchinson has more than 15 years of publishing experience, from children’s books to academic and adult educational publishing. Before joining OUP in 2016, he worked in marketing roles at Cambridge University Press, Wiley and Pearson.

As head of publisher partnerships, he will lead The Reading Agency’s work connecting the publishing world with libraries and readers. This includes book promotions in libraries, author events, offers for reading groups and partnerships with literary prizes. 

He said: “I am very much looking forward to joining The Reading Agency and developing their work with a fantastic range of publishers, libraries, authors and prizes. I am passionate about developing and nurturing a life-long love of reading, so I am delighted to have the opportunity to work on projects which create new readers, of all ages, up and down the country.”

Debbie Hicks, creative director at The Reading Agency, said: “We can’t wait for Fraser to join us and develop the strategic direction of our publisher partnerships and promotions. His extensive experience of the publishing industry, track record of delivering innovative marketing campaigns and his enthusiasm for developing readers of all ages makes him the perfect person to lead this important area of our work.”

It was revealed last month that c.e.o. Sue Wilkinson will retire in July 2019, after five years of leading the charity.