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Oliver Malcolm appointed MD of Hodder & Stoughton

Oli Malcolm

Hachette UK has appointed Oliver Malcolm as Managing Director of Hodder & Stoughton. Reporting into Katie Espiner, CEO of Hodder & Stoughton and Orion, Malcolm will be based at Hachette UK’s London office and will join the Hachette UK board. He will take up the role in spring 2023.

Currently ExecuMve Publisher at HarperCollins, Malcolm oversees HarperNonFicMon, Avon and HarperNorth, which he founded in 2020.

Malcolm started his career at GlaxoSmithKline before moving into publishing in 2006, joining Random House as a Key Account Manager, where he set up the original Tesco Book Club. In 2010 he joined HarperCollins as Divisional Sales Director for FicMon, before moving into the roles of Publishing Strategy Director and then ExecuMve Publisher in 2019. In 2020, Avon won Imprint of the Year at the British Book Awards.


As Executive Publisher, Malcolm has personally acquired and published a string of non-fiction bestsellers, including Sunday Times number one bestsellers Not a Diet Book by James Smith, Wake Up by Piers Morgan and Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty, which was also the Audiobook of the Year at the 2020 British Book Awards.


Oliver Malcolm said: “It’s been an incredible experience working at HarperCollins for the last 12 years. However, I am absolutely delighted to be joining the Hachette team, and it’s a particular personal privilege to be leading Hodder & Stoughton, which has such an illustrious history and a portfolio of some of the world’s very best authors.”


Katie Espiner, CEO of Orion and Hodder & Stoughton said: “Oli is an outstanding publisher who always puts the reader first. I am so delighted that he is joining the brilliant team at Hodder & Stoughton to help build on our existing successes and to lead the next stage of our publishing.”


David Shelley, CEO of Hachette UK, said: “Oli has an incredibly impressive track record in the industry and I have been enormously impressed by his dynamism, his energy, and his focus on publishing for readers everywhere, as well as – with the founding of HarperNorth – his commitment to helping diversify our industry. I am delighted to welcome him to Hachette and am excited to see how he and Katie will continue to build and grow the brilliant lists at Hodder & Stoughton.”