Hodder Education's Robert Sulley is retiring after nearly two decades with the company.
Sulley first joined the firm soon after the acquisition of John Murray Press in 2002. It had a sizeable education list with significant export sales, particularly in science and history, and Sulley joined initially as a consultant looking at the potential for growth for the whole list overseas and then as the international director responsible for delivering that growth.
Sulley headed both international publishing and sales for several years as the business grew, mainly in the international schools market. More recently, he acted as international development director, building partnerships in curriculum development and efficacy research.
Since last autumn, he had stepped in to cover a period of parental leave as acting international sales and rights director. He retires at the end of March.
Lis Tribe, group m.d. of Hodder Education, said: “We owe Robert a huge debt of gratitude for his enormous contribution to the business over nearly 20 years. He and I have worked together through thick and thin, and he has always been someone I’ve turned to for sound advice and a sense of perspective; he’s helped change my mind as much as anyone in the business. I will miss him hugely, and wish him all the very best for his retirement.”