Marcus Leaver is to make a return to publishing as chairman of the mental health publisher Trigger. Leaver left his post as chief executive of The Quarto Group in May, and will join Trigger on 1st December.
Founded in 2016 by parent charity The Shaw Mind Foundation, Trigger is a publisher devoted to opening up conversations around mental health. Run by managing director James Waller and Lauren Callaghan (co-founder and lead clinical psychologist), it has two series, PullingtheTrigger and Inspirational, and also launched an audiobook program in 2018.
Leaver said: "In a short space of time, Trigger has established itself as the mental health publisher in the US and UK. We shall continue to promote our crucial mission worldwide—normalizing the mental health conversation, helping those with mental health difficulties through our publishing and the work of our authors —by doing and not just talking about it.”
Adam Shaw, co-founder of Trigger’s parent charity The Shaw Mind Foundation, said: “In Marcus Leaver and James Waller, I believe that we have an innovative and experienced management team, with the vision and drive to ensure that all of our books achieve the worldwide audience that our authors and their stories deserve.”