Catherine Richards, senior editor in the commercial fiction team at Pan Macmillan in London is moving to Minotaur Books at St Martin's Press in New York.
Richards will take up her post, working to develop crime fiction in the newly created role of senior editor, from 6th March 2017, reporting to Kelley Ragland, associate publisher and editorial director.
Since joining the fiction team at Pan Macmillan in 2010, Richards has edited some of Pan Macmillan's big brand authors including Jeffrey Archer, Lucinda Riley and Ann Cleeves, as well as signing debut crime fiction authors Michelle Davies, Julia Chapman and Kathleen Barber.
Jeremy Trevathan, Pan Macmillan Adult publisher, said: "It's been a pleasure to watch Catherine develop and flex her editorial skills over the years and it is hugely satisfying to me that my esteemed colleagues in New York have recognised her qualities."
Andrew Martin, senior vice president of St Martin’s Press and publisher of Minotaur Books, added: "The transfer of Catherine from Macmillan's UK branch to Minotaur Books in New York is a unique opportunity for a global company, and one which Minotaur is pleased to have been able to take advantage of in order to secure an editorial talent like Catherine."