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!

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Oliver Malcolm

Executive Publisher

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!
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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.
Phoebe Morgan

Phoebe Morgan

Editorial Director

Phoebe Morgan is passionate about commercial fiction, and loves nothing more than finding new authors and turning them into bestsellers. She can never resist a twist, an unreliable narrator and a killer first line, and has worked with a range of authors including Sunday Times and Kindle bestsellers. You’ll usually find her obsessively checking the charts and shouting about her authors on Twitter, and she’s a writer too so she understands author anxiety perfectly…
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Rachel Faulkner-Willcocks

Senior Commissioning Editor

Rachel is one of the lucky editors at Avon. She has published Sunday Times and Kindle bestsellers from a range of genres, everything from contemporary women’s fiction to dark thrillers, and is particularly interested in stories that explore the experience of motherhood from a unique angle. Rachel is passionate about audiobooks and listens to recordings at x2 speed in order to get through as many as possible.
Katie Loughnane

Katie Loughnane

Commissioning Editor

Katie is a Commissioning 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.
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Tilda McDonald

Senior Commissioning Editor

Tilda is lucky enough to work with a brilliant list of authors at Avon, and to have the opportunity to search for exciting new voices, too. She is particularly interested in commissioning high-concept thrillers and women’s fiction by authors from underrepresented backgrounds.
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Molly Walker-Sharp

Assistant Editor

Assistant Editor Molly has been with Avon since she began her career in publishing in 2017. She loves nothing more than disturbing her fellow commuters by ugly crying, snort laughing or audibly gasping over a good book on the tube, but when she’s not reading you’ll probably find her plugged into a good podcast or two series deep on a Netflix binge.
Beth Wickington

Bethany Wickington

Editorial Assistant

As Editorial Assistant, Beth works across the entire list, supporting the editors in everything from desk editing and editorial admin to (most importantly) topping up the office’s Percy Pigs supply. She’s a sucker for weepy historical fiction and loves fierce heroines who defy the odds. A passionate advocate for Avon’s Open Submissions, she’s excited to work with the new voices just waiting to be discovered.

Sabah Khan

Head of PR

Sabah handles all the publicity for our brilliant and talented authors, from book reviews, features and radio interviews, to festival appearances and book signings. She also loves to read the books we get in on submission, and she’s an advocate for stories from writers from diverse backgrounds. She was voted a Bookseller Rising Star in 2018 and was also shortlisted for a PPC Award for ‘best debut campaign’ for Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams.
Caroline Bovey

Caroline Bovey

Key Account Manager

Caroline is Key Account Manager for Avon, and works with the different retailers to get Avon’s books to as many readers as possible! As a self-confessed exercise addict, you’ll more often than not find Caroline at her local gym, but her favourite way to unwind after a tough class is read a great book with a cup of tea, especially historical fiction or a chilling crime-thriller…

Ellie Pilcher

Marketing Manager

Ellie is the award-winning Marketing Manager for Avon. She was named a London Book Fair Trailblazer in 2020 and is a busy bee. You'll often find her at her desk, listening to audiobooks, planning campaigns and simultaneously tweeting about the wonderful books we publish at Avon.
Rebecca Fortuin

Rebecca Fortuin

Audio Editor

Rebecca looks after all things audio and you’ll rarely see without her headphones on. Named as one of The Bookseller’s 30 under 30 Trailblazers for the last two years she is dedicated to pushing the bounds of audio innovation and accessibility.