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David Graham appointed MD of B.T. Batsford Ltd

David Graham

We’re very excited to announce that David Graham has been appointed Managing Director of B.T. Batsford Ltd. David was Managing Director of Pavilion Books from 2014–2021 before taking up the role as CEO of Quarto Books UK in March 2021. David will start his new role at B.T. Batsford on 4 April 2022.

David Graham commented: ‘Whilst I will be sorry to leave my friends and colleagues at Quarto, coming back to B.T. Batsford – one of the oldest truly independent publishing houses in the UK – at this exciting time in its development, is an irresistible opportunity. I can’t wait to start help writing the next chapter in its long and venerable history.’

Polly Powell said she is ‘very pleased to welcome him back’.

Acting MD of B.T. Batsford, Zana Hanks, will become Finance and Operations Director, while owner Polly Powell will take on the role as Publisher at Large.

B.T. Batsford Ltd was established in 1843. In the last two decades, Batsford has been a part of other publishing companies, most recently under Pavilion Books. As of 1 December 2021, Batsford, along with the Pitkin imprint, forms­ the privately owned company B. T. Batsford Ltd.