Penguin Random House (PRH) Children’s has promoted Richard Haines to the newly created role of head of acquisitions and TV development.
Haines, formerly acquisitions and new business manager, will lead PRH Children’s TV development strategy and TV and production company partners. He will also work with the picture book team in turning their titles into animation.
He takes on the new role immediately, working alongside Emily Campan, who has been promoted to the position of licensed publishing and TV development executive.
Haines will report into m.d. Francesca Dow, who said: “At PRH Children’s we are committed to finding new and creative ways of telling our stories. As well as being a publisher, we are also a strong creative and investment partner. This is a well-deserved promotion for Richard.”
In his previous role at PRH Children’s, Haines acquired publishing licenses for The Clangers, Dangermouse and Terraria. He also led the creative team on Puffin Rock, a cartoon produced by Penguin.
Haines said: "I'm delighted to take on this new role at such an exciting time for children's content. Following the successful launch of Puffin Rock, and with several new projects in the pipeline, I look forward to continuing my work with our authors, illustrators, producers and broadcasters to take stories beyond the book.”