W.W. Norton has named John Donovan managing director of its U.K. subsidiary. Donovan takes over from current MD Edward Crutchley, who has been in the role since 2011. Crutchley is retiring and will join Norton's board.
Donovan is coming to Norton from McGraw Hill, where he most recently served as regional director, U.K. and Europe, for McGraw Hill Education. “I am thrilled to join a company I have long admired for its diversity of publishing and its distinguished list of books and authors," said Donovan.
Donovan's move to Norton comes at a time when the company is reorganizing its international sales and marketing teams into one group. Historically, the company's New York City-based sales and marketing group covered Asia, Australia, and New Zealand and operated side-by-side with, but separately from, their London-based sales and marketing group covering the UK, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Now both of those groups will report to the London office.
Julia Reidhead, Norton president, underscored the change in the international sales group, when she said of Donovan, "[He] brings a wealth of international managerial experience across the realms of sales, marketing, editorial, and digital-product development. His initiatives and accomplishments in these realms will allow him to lead Norton Ltd. successfully as it becomes the strategic center of Norton’s global sales presence.”