New arrivals at Ladybird

News - Publishing Thursday, 10 January 2019

PRH Children’s makes two appointments to its Ladybird Licensing publishing team

Lou Grosart, previously senior commissioning editor at Egmont Publishing, has been appointed to
cover publisher Leanne Gill’s maternity leave. Grosart begins this week as editorial director, Ladybird Licensing, heading up Ladybird’s Peppa Pig publishing list and leading on new licensing acquisitions for 0-7s. She will report to Ladybird publishing director Shannon Cullen.

Meanwhile Ned Hartley joined Ladybird in November as commissioning editor. Hartley, previously outsourcing editor at Egmont, will look after Ladybird’s Nickelodeon publishing as well as several forthcoming launches and will report to Grosart.

Cullen said: "I’m delighted to have Louise Grosart and Ned Hartley joining the Ladybird Licensing
team. We already have some exciting new brands to announce over the coming months, and I can’t
wait to see what Lou and Ned acquire."

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