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Orion Realigns

Publishing News reports on Orion‘s realignment, announcing a number of promotions and refashioning its hardcover publishing unit into a Trade Division. The new Division, headed by Orion MD Lisa Milton, comprises Weidenfeld Non-Fiction and Illustrated, Orion Non- Fiction; Weidenfeld and Orion fiction; Gollancz; and Orion Children’s Books. Weidenfeld Illustrated paperbacks is added to Susan Lamb‘s brief as MD of the Paperback Division. Both women report to Deputy CEO and Group Publisher Malcolm Edwards. Mark Rusher, previously Marketing Director of Weidenfeld & Nicolson, steps up to become Trade Marketing Director, while Helen Richardson, formerly Publicity Director of Orion, takes on the expanded portfolio of Trade Publicity Director, both reporting to Milton. Meanwhile, Anthony Keates increases his brief from Paperback Marketing Director to become Paperback Marketing and Publicity Director, reporting to Lamb.

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