Begining April 1, Mary Albi will take over the U.S. operation at Phaidon Press as v-p. Albi has previously worked at Phaidon, having led the U.S. operation until leaving in 2003. Most recently, she was sales and marketing director at Egmont USA, and prior to that she was marketing director at HarperCollins.

CEO David Davies said: “We are delighted to have recruited Mary to lead our U.S business. The U.S. market has been performing strongly for Phaidon in recent years, and Mary’s appointment will significantly strengthen the U.S. team to build on this growth and ensure that Phaidon is well placed to maximise its future potential.”

In October 2012, Phaidon Press was acquired by Leon Black.