Margie Seale, managing director of Random House Australia and New Zealand, as well as president of Asia Development Random House Inc., is stepping down, and will work as a consultant to RH. With her departure, the publisher has created a new ANZ leadership team that will be overseen by Andrew Davis and Karen Ferns.
Davis is currently COO of Random House Australia, and Ferns is managing director of Random House Australia and New Zealand. Both will now have the new title of joint managing director of Random's Australasian companies, stepping into the roles on December 1. They will report to Brian Davies, who is head of operations for the U.K. (and overseas) at The Random House Group.
Also on the ANZ executive team will be Julie Burland, Nikki Christer, Nicola Legat, Brett Osmond, Gavin Schwarcz and Paul Whittaker.