Quarto’s interim chief financial officer Michael Mousley has been named a non-executive director. Group finance director Steven Grace will oversee finance for now, and an undisclosed new chief financial officer will join the company in July.
Separately, Pearson has added two independent non-executive directors to its board: Graeme Pitkethly, CFO at Unilever, and Sherry Coutu, an entrepreneur and angel investor who founded Interactive Investor International plc and currently chairs Founders4Schools, Raspberry Pi Trading and the Scale-Up Institute.
At Chronicle, Aki Neumann has been hired as junior production designer, children’s (she was a project editor for Octane Press).
Former Angry Robot publisher Marc Gascoigne has been hired to run a new book publishing initiative at games publisher and distributor Asmodee, which is looking to license tie-ins and novelizations to properties such as Catan, Ticket to Ride and Pandemic.
Former Hachette Ireland publicist Margaret Daly died earlier this week after a short illness. The company said in a statement, “It is with great sadness that Hachette Ireland announces the passing of our wonderful friend and colleague…. Margaret was a brilliant book publicist who worked for Little Brown for years and when Hachette Ireland was set up in 2002 she worked across the entire Group until her retirement a few years ago.”
A new bookstore and wine bar, The Lit Bar, will open in the Bronx on Saturday, becoming the only general interest bookstore in the borough since the local Barnes & Noble closed in 2016. Owner Noelle Santos raised $170,000 through crowd funding to finance the store.