Independent toy manufacturer and distributor HTI has announced the appointment of Alison Downie as global licensing director.
Downie brings a wealth of experience in the children’s toy market gained from over 30 years in the industry. She joins HTI from Golden Bear where she headed up the product development function and managed the licensing role for the company.
In her new role at HTI, Downie will be responsible for identifying, developing and negotiating new license opportunities for the company on a global level as well as managing existing licensing business relationships.
“We are thrilled to have Alison on board at HTI,” commented Jenny Watson, HTI global marketing director. “The company is investing in great people to complement the existing skill set and Alison will be a key member of the HTI global leadership team. She brings with her many years of expert knowledge and experience of the children’s licensing arena and the product development process which will be invaluable in assisting HTI in its dynamic growth strategy to take the business to the next level.”