Alexandra Maramenides has resigned from her position of m.d. of Simon & Schuster Children’s to relocate to Australia. She will leave the company in spring 2019.
Chief executive and publisher Ian Chapman said: “It is with great sadness that I announce that Alex Maramenides will be leaving Simon & Schuster UK. But it is for a wonderful reason that Alex is forsaking 222 Grays Inn Road. She isn’t crossing town to join another publisher, but is flying back to Australia, to Melbourne, to follow her heart. Alex is to be married next year to her long-term partner - so of course it has proved impossible to persuade her to stay with us.
“We have some time to plan for Alex’s departure which will be early next spring. I am deeply appreciative for the valuable part that Alex has played at Simon & Schuster UK. We warmly congratulate her on her engagement and wish her and her partner every happiness together and success in the future.’
Before joining S&S in 2016, Maramenides worked for the Bonnier Group in Australia as m.d. across two companies.
She said: “I would like to thank Simon & Schuster, in particular Ian Chapman and Carolyn Reidy, for an amazing three years! I am thoroughly enjoying building the success of our dynamic business and working with our bestselling authors and illustrators.
"While I am excited to be returning to Australia next spring, until then I look forward to continuing to drive our publishing momentum. We have many major forthcoming launches we are focused on, in addition to exciting programmes for 2019 and beyond, and excellent teams to deliver results.”