Hachette Children’s Group (HCG) has appointed Rob Ince as education and non-fiction publisher and Nick Gibson as finance director.
Ince, who joins HCG from Educate, will be responsible for the Franklin Watts and Wayland lists and the education sales and marketing teams. Gibson will oversee the finance team and previously worked for Penguin UK and Warner Music.
Both Ince and Gibson will report directly to c.e.o. Hilary Murray Hill and will take up their jobs in the week starting today (15th June).
Murray Hill said: “I am pleased to welcome Rob and Nick to the Hachette Children’s Group management team. Both are extremely talented in their fields with outstanding track records. I look forward to working with them.”
HCG came into being in January after the merger of Hachette Children’s, Hodder Children’s Books, Orchard Books, Orion Children’s Books (including Indigo), Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Franklin Watts and Wayland. Quercus Children’s is joining later this year.
In an interview with The Bookseller last month, Murray Hill said she is also looking to hire a licensing director and a digital director.