Random House promotes within sales team

Random House Group UK has made a series of promotions within its UK sales department, with changes at group level as well as at Ebury and Transworld.  

Deputy group sales director Ed Christie will now also be leading the online sales team for physical and digital books, with online/digital account manager Vincent Kelleher reporting to him.  

Transworld UK sales director Martin Higgins has been promoted to Ebury sales and development director, reporting to Random House Group UK sales director Garry Prior. Ebury marketing director, Di Riley, and publicity director Sarah Bennie, as well as the Ebury sales team, will report to Higgins.

Prior said: "Martin's unrelenting pursuit of excellence in market analysis and his strong track record for driving the sales of major bestsellers and building brand authors are widely known throughout the business and the industry, and will be used to great effect within the Ebury business."

Meanwhile, Sarah Roscoe, currently Transworld deputy UK sales director, has been promoted to Transworld UK sales director, reporting to Christie. Prior said: "Sarah's knowledge of our mass market accounts is outstanding and she has helped drive significant sales growth in this key area of the business both for Transworld and the wider group."

Elspeth Dougall, currently Transworld key account manager, has been promoted to Transworld sales manager, and will report to Roscoe, with Prior praising her management of the Waterstone's and W H Smith accounts through "a period of great change on the high street". Dougall will also take over Roscoe's former duties as Transworld deputy sales director.

Prior added: "We will be recruiting for a new Transworld key account manager replacing Elspeth in the very near future and we will communicate more details about this in due course. Obviously there will be a period of transition as people take on their new roles and responsibilities, but for now please join me in congratulating Martin, Sarah and Elspeth on their well-deserved promotions."