PRH Children’s appoints commercial director

PRH Children’s appoints commercial director

Penguin Random House Children’s has appointed Julie Jefferies, currently commercial director at Cornerstone, as finance and commercial director.

Mark Gardiner, group finance director, said: “The addition of Julie to the Children’s management team will bring an extra dimension in terms of financial and commercial know-how particularly at a time when growth is very much at the forefront of the business agenda. Her track record in helping to build a hugely successful business, and overseeing from a financial perspective many notable publishing successes from Tony Blair through of course to the 50 Shades trilogy, is second to none.”

Jefferies has worked at Random House for more than 20 years and her start date in the children’s department will be announced once her replacement at Cornerstone has been recruited.