HarperCollins has named Chantal Restivo-Alessi as chief digital officer. She will report to Brian Murray and will sit on the company's executive committee. She will be responsible for leading the overall digital strategy for the company and will manage the commercial relationships with both existing and new digital partners.

Leslie Hulse, senior v-p, digital business development, will report to her Restivo-Alessi. Restivo-Alessi has held numerous senior strategy positions and has more than 20 years of international media management experience. She joins HarperCollins from ING Bank in London, where she was head of media corporate finance. In addition, she has worked at Aegis Group PLC in senior strategy and operational roles, EMI music, and Booz & Company.