London-based Hodder Education has announced that Robert Sulley is retiring at the end of this month after almost 20 years with the company, The Bookseller has reported.

Hodder Education supplies print and digital resources to UK and international schools.

Sulley joined Hodder Education soon after it acquired John Murray Press in 2002, initially as a consultant looking at potential growth for the company’s whole list overseas and then as international director responsible for that growth.

He headed the company’s international publishing and sales for several years as the business grew, mainly in the international schools market. Later he became international development director, building partnerships in curriculum development and efficacy research.

Since last autumn, Sulley has been acting international sales and rights director, covering a colleague on parental leave.

Hodder Education group managing director Lis Tribe said: “We owe Robert a huge debt of gratitude for his enormous contribution to the business over nearly 20 years. He and I have worked together through thick and thin, and he has always been someone I’ve turned to for sound advice and a sense of perspective; he’s helped change my mind as much as anyone in the business. I will miss him hugely, and wish him all the very best for his retirement.”

Date published: 17 March 2021

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