Darren Witherall has been appointed chief operating officer for IglooBooks, one of three "key" appointments across the publisher's senior management team in the U.K. and U.S., the Bookseller reported. Bonnier Publishing acquired IglooBooks in 2014.
Witherall, whose career includes 23 years at Parragon Books, will work from IglooBooks' office in the U.K. and report to CEO Paul Gregory, who said: "Darren and I have worked closely together for many years. To bring somebody into the business of his proven caliber will substantially underpin our significant global growth plans over the coming years."
In other changes at IglooBooks, Bonnie Hunter has been named joint v-p, leading the U.S. business alongside Jeremy Nurnberg, who is also stepping into the role of v-p. They will be based at IglooBooks' office in New York City. Hunter most recently served as director of sales at Parragon Books in the U.S. Prior to that, she held positions at both World Publications and Smithmark Publishers as a national accounts manager.
"Our North American business is our key growth opportunity," Gregory said: "Securing Bonnie, to work alongside Jeremy, gives me great confidence in realizing business potential."