HarperCollins has appointed Oli Malcolm to the role of publishing strategy director for fiction, non-fiction and Avon.
Malcolm was previously sales strategy director at the publisher. In his new role, he will report in to Kate Elton, executive publisher for fiction and non-fiction, and be responsible for the strategic planning of the three divisions, as well as taking direct responsibility for Avon following the departure of Caroline Ridding to set up her own fiction imprint at Head of Zeus.
Elton said: "I am absolutely delighted that Oli is moving into this new senior role. He is an inspiring colleague who is equally talented at focussing on the fine detail that creates a bestseller, as he is at standing back to create a long-term vision for a book, an author or a division. He has a genuine - and genuinely infectious - passion for the great content we publish across all three divisions."
Group sales director Oliver Wright said: “I would like to offer my personal thanks to Oli for his fantastic contribution to the HarperCollins sales team over the past five years. Oli has been with me from the beginning of my time at HarperCollins and has been instrumental in helping to build an industry-leading sales team. It’s been incredibly enjoyable working with Oli, and I wish him every success in this new role.”