All of Penguin Random House Canada’s adult publishing imprints are to be brought under one newly created division, Penguin Random House Publishing Group.
The division, will which will include Penguin Canada, McClelland & Stewart, and Random House Canada, will be headed by president and publisher Kristin Cochrane.
The changes were announced by Penguin Random House Canada president and c.e.o. Brad Martin, reported Publishers Weekly.
Nicola Winstanley, publisher of Penguin Books Canada and v.p. of Penguin Random House Canada, will report to Cochrane. There will be no changes to the rest of the company’s senior leadership team.
Martin said: “The potential of this unified team, comprising some of the world’s most accomplished, respected, and well-known publishing professionals fills me with confidence and great optimism for the ongoing success of our publishing.”
Penguin Random House Canada has also created Penguin Random House Canada Children’s Publishing Group, which will be headed by Tara Walker, reporting to Cochrane. The group includes Tundra Books, Penguin’s Razorbill and Puffin imprints, and Doubleday Canada’s YA titles.
There are also changes to the marketing department: Beth Lockley beomes v.p., marketing for Penguin Random House Canada, reporting to Martin., and will oversee the entire company’s marketing. Tracey Turriff has been named v.p., publicity and senior v.p., corporate communications for Penguin Random House Canada. Publicity director Nicola Makoway will be leaving the company after eight years as a result of the changes.