as reported in The Bookseller
Penguin Random House UK is to create a single children’s division, bringing together Penguin Children’s and Random House Children’s Publishers.
Francesca Dow, previously m.d. of Penguin Children’s, is to be the m.d. of the new division, reporting to Penguin Random House UK c.e.o. Tom Weldon. Philippa Dickinson, currently m.d. of Random House Children’s Publishers, is to take on the new role of consultant children’s publisher "with specific editorial responsibility for key projects and authors", before retiring next year.
The company said there were no current plans to co-locate the two divisions, though a spokesperson said that the "ideal situation" would be to bring them under one roof.