She will be responsible for publishing children’s non-fiction (including the ‘Ologies’ and the ‘Welcome to the Museum’ series) picture books, pre-school and baby titles, and novelty publishing.
She said: “Having been an admirer of the Templar list for many years, I’m absolutely thrilled to be directing the publishing. Alongside an incredible heritage there is a wealth of new talent and innovation driving the list forward in non-fiction, picture books and novelty publishing.”
Wicks said: “We are absolutely delighted that Lisa is joining us. With her expertise in editorial management and strong commercial instincts, Lisa is the perfect fit for this role. Under her leadership, I have no doubt that the Templar list will go from strength to strength.”