David J. Young

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"Mr. Young is a former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hachette Book Group USA and spent forty-five years in the publishing industry. In 1970, he started his career at Thorsons, which had been founded by his grandfather and later purchased by Harper Collins. Mr. Young then held various positions at Harper Collins until he became the Managing Director of Little Brown and Company in 1996 and, in 2000, the Chief Executive Officer of the Time Warner Book Group, the parent company of Little Brown and Company. From 2005 to 2013, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Hachette Book Group USA, then moving to become the Deputy CEO of Hachette UK until his retirement in December 2015. During his career, Mr. Young served on a number of publishing association boards including serving as Chair of the Association of American Publishers during 2012-13. Mr. Young is a board member of Tate Enterprises, Millbank, London, is the Chairman of Canongate Books Ltd., the Scottish independent publisher, and is the President of the Book Trade Benevolent Society." [1]

"In 2013 he moved back to the UK to become CEO of Orion Publishing Group and Deputy CEO of Hachette UK." [2]

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