Reece to stand down from Catnip

<p>Andrea Reece is standing down as Catnip&rsquo;s publishing director and will leave the company at the end of the year.</p><p>Reece said she is leaving the company to explore a number of other projects. She will continue to support Catnip during the transition period following her official departure.</p><p>She said, &quot;It was always my intention to leave after five years, but it has been a very difficult decision to make. Building the list has been hugely exciting and I am extremely proud of Catnip and what we have achieved.&quot;</p><p>M.d. Robert Snuggs is currently looking to fill the vacancy. He said, &quot;Andrea&rsquo;s contribution to Catnip has been tremendous and we will miss her very much. I understand her reasons for leaving and know that she is looking forward to new challenges.&quot;<br /><br />Catnip was launched in 2005 by Andrea Reece, Robert Snuggs and Martin West. It publishes 25 books a year and bestsellers include Melanie Watt&#39;s Scaredy Squirrel series and the Jake series by Nick and Annette Butterworth as well as novels by Berlie Doherty, Joan Lingard, Graham Marks, Hilda Offen and Sarah Matthias.<br /><br />Andrea Reece can be contacted on 020 8889 1292, and<br /><br />&nbsp;</p>