GQ Australia names Jake Millar as acting editor following Mike Christensen’s resignation

Jake Millar has been promoted from deputy editor to acting editor of GQ Australia, following the resignation of Mike Christensen.

Christensen – who has been with the publication for over seven years – is returning to the UK with his family at the end of the year, seeing Millar step up to helm of the men’s lifestyle title in mid-December.

Millar began with GQ in 2011 as an editorial assistant, working his way up to features writer and features editor, before being promoted to deputy editor in 2017.

In addition to Millar’s promotion, the publication has promoted Christopher Riley, currently senior editor, to acting deputy editor. Riley has been with GQ since 2017, starting as a senior sub editor and being promoted to senior editor earlier this year.

“Both Jake and Chris have incredible passion for this brand and they step into their new roles in mid-December with my full support. GQ Australia is in a great place and together I know they will lead the team to even greater heights as we move into 2020,” said News Prestige Network’s editorial director of GQ Australia, Vogue Australia and Vogue Living, Edwina McCann.

McCann thanked Christensen, who became editor at the end of 2017, after serving as managing editor and chief sub editor, for his work on the title.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mike Christensen for all of the great work he has done during his time with GQ Australia,” McCann added.

“As editor over the last two years he has refreshed the magazine, grown the brand through digital and social and was instrumental in launching the GQ Gentlemen’s Ball initiative which shines a light on people passionate about making positive change in the world.

“Mike will leave GQ Australia on a high note, following the 2019 GQ Men of the Year Awards and sending the January/ February 2020 issue to print. While we are sad to lose Mike, we wish him and his family all the very best.”


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