Egmont UK appoints new Books MD

Egmont UK has appointed Hilary Murray Hill as the managing director of its new Books division.

Murray Hill (pictured) will lead the newly combined books division, with her remit including editorial, creative, marketing, PR and sales. She takes over from Cally Poplak, who is now Egmont UK MD and has been overseeing both roles since the reorganisation of the business was announced in November 2013.

Currently MD, Children’s Books at Scholastic, Murray Hill arrives at Egmont following senior management roles at Scholastic and Usborne Publishing, including sales and marketing director. Prior to this, she held management roles in both sales and marketing at Carlton and Reed Books.

She commented: "The opportunity to join Egmont in a new and challenging role at an exciting time for the company, and the wider industry, is unmissable."

Cally Poplak, MD of Egmont UK, added: "We are absolutely delighted to welcome Hilary to Egmont. Her exceptional track record in senior management and superb wide ranging knowledge of children’s publishing will help steer our new bigger Books division to even greater success."

Murray Hill will join Egmont UK in March 2014.

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