Team.

Meet the brains behind the Avon dream machine… from editors and sales to publicity and marketing, every part of the Avon team works together to ensure our books are always the best they can be!


 

oliver malcolm

oliver malcolm

Publishing Strategy Director

Over the last 10 years in publishing, Oli has worked with fiction brand authors from James Patterson and Karin Slaughter to Bernard Cornwell and Cecelia Ahern. As Publishing Strategy Director at Avon, Oli’s principle ambition is to grow debut authors into household names!

Helen Huthwaite

Helen Huthwaite

Publishing Director

Helen is pretty sure that if you cut her open she would bleed Avon, having joined the division soon after its inception in 2010 and leading the team as Publishing Director since 2017. Helen’s voracious love of commercial fiction means that working at Avon isn’t much like a job at all, particularly as she gets to work with some of the very best authors in the business on the most page-turning novels around.

rachel faulkner-willcocks

rachel faulkner-willcocks

Senior Commissioning Editor

Rachel is one of the lucky editors at Avon. Her days usually involve finding new books, working with authors and, of course, lots of reading. She loves contemporary women’s fiction and psychological thrillers, and listens to audiobooks on super-speed so she can get through as many as possible.

phoebe morgan

phoebe morgan

Senior Commissioning Editor

Phoebe is an editor at Avon, working on crime, thriller and women’s fiction books. She loves finding exciting new authors and is always on the hunt for the next bestseller – happy ending optional…

Katie Loughnane

Katie Loughnane

Editor

Katie is an editor who has a passion for creative, commercially focused publishing. She loves the thrill of finding brilliant new voices in fiction, and shouting about new stories that she knows will connect with people, start conversations and top the charts.

Molly Walker-Sharp

Molly Walker-Sharp

Editorial Assistant

Molly is the Editorial Assistant, supporting the team with everything from desk editing to schedule organising and a whole lot more in between. She loves all our books equally, but has a particular fondness for crime thrillers and those that feature mischievous cats!

sabah khan

sabah khan

Publicity Manager

Sabah handles all the publicity for our brilliant and talented authors, from book reviews, features and radio interviews, to festival appearances and book signings. If you spot an author or a book when you’re out and about, chances are she’s helped to make it happen!

Elke Desanghere

Elke Desanghere

Digital Marketing Manager

Elke handles all marketing for Avon from running a tight ship on the website to whipping up creative campaigns for each of the books we publish. She loves tweeting a funny GIF and runs our social media channels with such enthusiasm that she could probably power all the lights in the office.

Dominic Rigby

Dominic Rigby

Key Account Manager

Dom is Key Account Manager for Avon. This means he sells our publishing list to all types of retailers, aiming to maximise visibility in stores to help get our books into the hands of readers! In his spare time, Dom loves to keep fit doing Bootcamp in his local park, and then winding-down with a good read- whether that’s gritty crime or historical fiction.