Quarto chief operating officer Ken Fund will retire on 1st December after 22 years at the company, stepping down from the board on the same date.
Fund joined Quarto in 1999 as president and chief executive officer of subsidiary Rockport Publishers before heading the company's US division for many years. He was appointed group c.o.o. in 2016 and joined the board as an executive director in 2018.
He said: "Being a part of Quarto for the past 22 years has been a wild adventure that I have enjoyed completely. This is the right time to retire as Quarto is in good hands and has a strong future. I want to acknowledge all of Quarto's talented colleagues; they are what makes Quarto a special company."
Chairman Andy Cumming added: "Ken has had a distinguished career and has made an outstanding contribution to the success of Quarto over many years. He leaves the board with our warmest best wishes for the future."
Group c.e.o. Polly Powell commented: "Ken is a much-respected member of the publishing community and I have greatly appreciated working alongside him for the last 18 months. His wisdom and knowledge of illustrated book publishing is second to none, and his extensive contribution to the evolution of the Quarto Group cannot be underestimated. I wish him the very best in retirement — I'm sure I will be bothering him with phone calls for some time yet."
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