Thursday, July 07, 2016

Obituary - Terry Kitson

Terry Kitson, former CEO of HarperCollins U.K. and Australia, died July 3, the Bookseller reported. After launching his career in the book trade as a sales rep with Corgi Books at Transworld in the mid 1960s, Kitson moved a decade later to Granada Publishing, where he rose from sales manager to managing director for Granada, which was acquired by William Collins in 1983.

He was named managing director for Collins Australia & New Zealand in 1986, and when HarperCollins launched in 1990, Kitson "managed the U.K. business as well as the ANZ business for a short period, when he succeeded Sonia Land as chief executive of Collins in March 1990, after which he became chairman for HarperCollins ANZ, before retiring in 1994," the Bookseller wrote.

1 comment: said...

I served my National Service with the Late Terry Kitson in the Royal Air Force. He was a really genuine and friendly chap - one of Natures Gentlemen.

He will be very much missed by all those who knew him

Kind regards,

Bob Purvis