British publisher Hodder & Stoughton (which is owned by Hachette) is splitting in two, creating two distinct divisions with their own managing director. John Murray Press, a new division, will encompass imprints John Murray, Hodder Faith, Consumer Learning, Two Roads and Saltyard Books. It will be overseen by Nick Davies who is returing to H&S after serving as publishing director of Canongate. Hodder & Stoughton will cover general fiction and nonfiction, and its managing director, Carolyn Mays, will also over see the publishers of the Coronet and Sceptre imprints.

Mays and Davies will both report to Jamie Hodder-Williams, CEO.

With the changes, Lucy Hale has been named consumer director for the Hodder Group, and she will oversee sales, marketing, publicity and design for both divisions.