Jackie Frank to exit Pacific Magazines after more than 20 years

Jackie Frank, Pacific Magazines’ general manager of fashion, beauty, health and bespoke and custom publishing arm Pac+, has announced her resignation.

Frank, who has been with Pacific Magazines for more than 23 years, will leave the company with plans to take the ‘next step in her career’.

Frank finishes up in mid March

In her time with Pacific Magazines, Frank was the inaugural editor of Marie Claire Australia, before being appointed Pacific Magazine’s group publisher of fashion and health titles in 2014.

She was also inducted into the Australian Magazine Awards’ Hall of Fame in 2014. In 2016, she was promoted to her most current role, where she has overseen Marie Claire, Instyle, Women’s Health and Men’s Health as well as e-commerce platform Beautycrew. She has also managed Pac+, Pacific Magazine’s custom arm which includes Virgin Voyeur magazine and Toyota Go Places.

Frank will depart the company on March 16 with all editors reporting to CEO Gereurd Roberts until a successor is appointed.

Tim Worner, CEO of Seven West Media said he would miss Frank’s “passion, commitment and results-driven focus on quality”.

“Jackie is regarded both within Pacific and among industry peers as one of Australia’s most successful and respected publishing executives,” Worner said.

“She is known for her intrinsic understanding of the consumer, her passion to drive brand innovation, her ability to create extraordinary content and for leading teams to their full potential, especially in a time of great transition. Jackie’s unique ability to be equally at ease in both commercial and creative environments has been the linchpin of her success.

“On a personal note, I will miss Jackie’s passion, commitment and results-driven focus on quality. As someone who was always committed to delivering the very best, I look forward to seeing what she achieves next. She leaves an extraordinary legacy of success with our brands.”

Frank said she had worked alongside a number of talented people at Pacific who took on new challenges, noting it was time for her to do the same.

“At Pacific, I’ve been fortunate to work with some of the most gifted and dynamic people in the industry.

“Over the last four years as an executive in charge of the fashion, beauty, health and custom group, we’ve rolled out many exciting digital platforms, as well as successful content and brand initiatives across the portfolio.

“It’s been a time of great transition in this ever-evolving media landscape and one that I’ve relished. Through it all have been two constants: being able to produce exceptional, engaging content for our publications and consumer brands and working with our wonderful team and clients alike.”

Frank said he proudest achievements included championing women’s issues, such as gender equality, paid maternity leave, domestic violence and depression.

“My passion for creating engaging content and working to build strong brands remains undiminished after two decades,” she said.


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