Sally Riley to leave Aitken Alexander

Sally Riley to leave Aitken Alexander

Sally Riley, director of the foreign rights department at Aitken Alexander Associates, will step down from her role at the end of April.

Riley has been work as a rights professional for more than 30 years and has overseen the sale of rights for the Agatha Christie Estate and authors Helen Fielding, Jung Chang and Mark Haddon.

In the last couple of years she and her team have been responsible for A Street Cat Named Bob (Hodder) becoming a bestseller in 40 languages, the agency has said.

Riley will continue at Aitken Alexander on a part-time basis until a successor is in place, in order to "ensure a smooth handover".