Niki Horin has been named as the new Publishing Director of Five Mile. Horin’s appointment further cements Bonnier Publishing Australia’s commitment to delivering world-class children’s publishing in Australia and New Zealand.
As announced last year, Bonnier Publishing Australia is part of the Bonnier Publishing Group and is a consolidation of the Group’s business in Australia including imprints Five Mile and Echo Publishing.
Horin is no stranger to Five Mile having started her career in publishing at Five Mile 13 years ago. Most recently she was Publisher at Hardie Grant Egmont, delivering the company’s biggest year of licensed titles as well as developing a design-centric children’s list.
Niki has joined the team this week and will report to Bonnier Publishing Australia CEO Natasha Besliev.
Besliev said: “I am so pleased to have Niki join the team. Her unparalleled dedication to editorial integrity and delivery of commercial success is exactly what we’re committed to at Five Mile. Her commissioning and publishing over the years and most recently at HGE are market-leaders.”
Horin added: “It’s a very exciting time to be back in the fray at Bonnier Publishing Australia. Five Mile is celebrating its quarter century birthday this year. It’s a wonderful opportunity to build on a reputation 25 years in the making with a renewed focus and fresh approach.”
Horin joins the Bonnier Publishing Australia Senior Leadership Team alongside Kay Scarlett, Publishing Director of Echo Publishing; Amanda Rice, Group Sales Director; Scott Westbury, CFO; and Adele Coultas, Group HR.