The Global Content Development team houses creative talents from across the U.K., Germany, Denmark and Poland and is focused on developing internationally transferable content for global brands in Egmont's book and magazine publishing portfolio. It is also responsible for the continued development and sourcing of magazine cover mounts. Jacek Beldowski, formerly senior vice president and general manager
"From evergreen brands like
Thomas the Tank Engine
, to our groundbreaking publishing of
, we have some of the best licensed properties on our list and this new global set up ensures Egmont is now better placed than ever to continue to deliver the very best publishing in books and magazines for our licensing partners," says McMenemy.
Other U.K. personnel changes as a result of the restructure include:
Emma Cairns Smith has been promoted to director of global licensing acquisitions, Global Licensing Management;
Sten Jorgensen has been promoted to head of global brand management and international sales, Global Licensing Management;
Eleanor Fletcher has been promoted to global brand director, Global Licensing Management;
Tracy Philips, rights director, will now be responsible for the sale of rights, both in the U.K. and globally;
Sarah Bates has been promoted to global content director, Global Content Development; and
Sue Allan has been promoted to the new role of publishing director, licensing and customer.
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