Lisa Edwards has been appointed publishing director at Templar, an imprint of Bonnier Publishing. Edwards has performed the role on an interim basis since joining the company in November.

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.”