6 August 2019
For immediate release

Penguin Random House New Zealand announce Carrie Welch to depart

Julie Burland, CEO Penguin Random House Australia & New Zealand (PRH ANZ), announced today that Carrie Welch, Director Penguin Random House New Zealand, has resigned from her position, effective 23 August 2019.

Burland said: ‘I am sorry to see Carrie leave. She has been a long-standing, committed leader and a great advocate of local publishing and our books. She is highly respected externally and a valued colleague. It has been great to have Carrie as part of the PRH ANZ Leadership Team and we wish her all the very best for her next move. ’

Welch first joined Penguin NZ in 2002 for two years, and returned in 2007, leading roles in Business Development and Sales. In 2015, Welch became Sales Director for PRH NZ and in 2017 was appointed as leader of the NZ business, overseeing the most recent relocation of the office to Smales Farm, amongst other successful initiatives.

Burland concludes: ‘I will work closely with the New Zealand team as we continue partnering with our highly valued authors, illustrators, customers and readers, in our commitment to, and belief in local New Zealand publishing and the New Zealand market.’

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