Ex-Magazine Publishers Australia boss Robin Parkes back in industry at NewsLifeMedia



Former Magazine Publishers Australia CEO Robin Parkes has been named the new chief operating officer of News Corp’s magazine division NewsLifeMedia.

Parkes was most recently general marketing operations at Telstra, a role she has held for 18 months.

“Robin will be responsible for strategic execution and operational efficiencies across brand, audience development and profitability,” said NewsLifeMedia CEO Nicole Sheffield.

“As the transformation and growth of our business continues this is an important appointment for the ongoing evolution of NewsLifeMedia.

Prior to her role at Telstra Parkes was the inaugural CEO of Freeview TV, and executive director of Magazine Publishers Australia. She holds an MBA from UNE with an undergraduate in Commerce.

On her appointment, Parkes said: “I am excited to join NewsLifeMedia and looking forward to the challenges of this newly created position.

“NewsLifeMedia is a dynamic content creation and delivery business renowned for innovation through brands, editorial and the way they connect with consumers.

“It is a privilege to be working with some of the most powerful and trusted brands in media in this country.”

Nic Christensen 


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