As the New Zealand publishing industry adapts to keep pace with today’s fast moving business environment, meeting a raft of new challenges and opportunities, HarperCollins Publishers NZ announces that it is making changes within the structure of its local and international publishing divisions.

Local and international publishing will now be brought under the management of the newly created position of Group Publisher in a move designed to streamline publishing focus across the business.

Graham Mitchell, General Manager says ‘not only will this move align the balance of our local and international publishing but it will also give us the opportunity to keep our publishing structure as competitive as possible in the dynamic business environment in which we operate.’

As a result of the re-structure two management positions have become redundant, and Alison Brook, Head of New Zealand Publishing, and Dawn Allan, Marketing Manager (responsible for international publishing), will be leaving the company.

Over the last few years with HarperCollins NZ, Alison has taken the local publishing programme in  a new and integral direction, with a change of focus to high quality non-fiction titles. Dawn has also made an enormous contribution to the company for almost twenty five years, having held various positions during that time.  

We thank them for their hard work and dedication to the company and wish them all the best for their future endeavours.

An announcement on the appointment of the Group Publisher will be made in due course.