Rory Scarfe will join The Blair Partnership as agency director.
Scarfe is leaving Furniss Lawton, part of the James Grant Group, and will take up his new role next Wednesday (4th July).
He began his career as an editorial assistant at Simon & Schuster UK, where he became a commissioning editor before joining HarperCollins as editorial director for Harper Sport. After "a brief stint" as an independent agent, he joined Furniss Lawton in 2014, where he has spent the last three years. In 2017 Rory was shortlisted for ‘Agent of the Year’ at the British Book Awards. His current roster of clients includes thriller writer Louise Jensen; award-winning author Michael Calvin, BBC North America editor Jon Sopel as well as Liz Lawler and Dr Aseem Malhotra.
Neil Blair, founding partner of The Blair Partnership, said: "We are absolutely thrilled that Rory is joining The Blair Partnership. He has a formidable reputation and his entrepreneurial spirit, creativity and passion for his craft are very much aligned with our ambitions for the future of the agency and our clients."
Scarfe said: "After three fantastic years at Furniss Lawton, I am hugely excited to start at The Blair Partnership. I am joining a supremely talented group of people with a progressive approach to representation and I am excited to see what we can achieve."
The news follows Zoe King's departure from The Blair Partnership as partner and senior agent last month.
From 4th July he can be reached on firstname.lastname@example.org.