Douglas Pocock, executive v-p and managing director of Egmont USA, has announced his plans to return to England for family reasons. Pocock has spent the last four years in New York, where he launched Egmont’s U.S. business, building a publishing team of eight people and introducing EUSA’s inaugural list of 15 books in Fall 2009. Cally Poplak, managing director of Egmont Press, will take over management of the U.S. business from London. Elizabeth Law, Egmont USA’s v-p and publisher, and Mary Albi, sales and marketing director, will both report to Poplak.

Jeff Weber has been named v-p, director, online & digital sales, Random House, Inc. He has held multiple sales and digital business development positions with the company since 2001.