Hearst Magazines International Announces New Management Appointments
(Press Release) NEW YORK and LONDON, June 6, 2011—Hearst Magazines International has moved to strengthen its management team as a result of the recent acquisition of Lagardère Active's international magazine business, it was announced today by Duncan Edwards, president and CEO of Hearst Magazines International (HMI). Arnaud de Puyfontaine has been appointed executive vice president, Hearst Magazines International in addition to his existing position as CEO of The National Magazine Company (NatMag), Hearst's wholly-owned U.K. business.
In addition, Jean de Boisdeffre, formerly CEO of Hachette's international magazine business, has been retained by Hearst as a senior consultant under a secondary agreement from Lagardère. Lynn Heatherton has been appointed director of operations and special projects at HMI in New York; previously, she had held a similar role at Hachette.
Commenting on the appointments, Edwards said, "I am pleased to be able to make these appointments as our business is expanding. Arnaud, Jean and Lynn bring considerable experience to their respective roles with the organization and are joining an existing team of the highest quality. I am glad to be able to have access to their knowledge and advice."
The three appointments complete the senior management team for Hearst Magazines International, which includes the following existing roles:
- Simon Horne: SVP, CFO and general manager
- Kim St. Clair Bodden: SVP, editorial director
- Jeannette Chang: SVP, international publishing director
- Jay McGill: SVP, business development, Europe, Middle East, Africa
- Patrick Brennan: VP, business development, Asia/Pacific and Latin America
- Sophia Stuart: executive director, digital media
Hearst Magazines International
As the largest U.S. publisher of magazines worldwide, Hearst Magazines International, a unit of Hearst Corporation, publishes more than 300 editions for distribution in more than 100 countries. Major titles include powerful brand equities like Cosmopolitan and ELLE, both international super-brands with more editions than any other women?s magazines in the world; ELLE DÉCOR, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Harper's BAZAAR, Popular Mechanics, and Seventeen. In addition, Hearst Magazines International publishes other titles through joint ventures, including Men's Health and Runner's World in the U.K., Grazia and Madison in Australia, and The Robb Report in Russia and China. In Great Britain, a wholly-owned subsidiary, The National Magazine Company Limited, publishes 20 magazines. Hearst Magazines publishes 20 titles in the U.S.