Publisher Penguin Random House appoints UK and international comms head

The top UK role created by the merger of book publishers Penguin and Random House has gone to the latter's Maureen Corish.

Maureen Corish: group communications director UK & International (English Language) for Penguin Random House
Maureen Corish: group communications director UK & International (English Language) for Penguin Random House

Corish, who was previously group comms director for the UK and international operations of The Random House Group, takes up the role of group communications director UK & International (English Language) with immediate effect.

Penguin’s global comms director Rebecca Sinclair will be leaving the company after six years to relocate to Singapore at the end of this month.

Penguin Random House was established on 1 July following an agreement between Penguin’s parent company Pearson and Random House’s parent company Bertelsmann.

Corish, who will work closely with Penguin Random House’s New York-based head of global comms Stuart Applebaum, will be the lead for the UK, Asia Pacific, India and South Africa.

The former BBC publicist will focus on post-merger internal comms and staff engagement in addition to full-service corporate communications and media relations. She will also continue to manage the Random House consumer insight team, which she set up in 2010.

She will report to Tom Weldon, CEO of Penguin Random House UK, who said: ‘Maureen has done a brilliant job on our merger communications. I believe communications has a pivotal role to play in making Penguin Random House the best and happiest publishing company in the world.’

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