Lisa Hudson shifts to ‘food and wine’ role as Fairfax Magazines restructures

Lisa Hudson, the CEO and publisher of Fairfax Magazines, has moved to a newly created position within the company –  general manager, food and wine.

She will now report to former Daily Telegraph editor Gary Linnell, who joined Fairfax as Metro Division national editor in June.

The restructure will see the editors of Good Weekend and Sunday Life also report to Linnell.

The(sydney)magazine editor will report to publisher and editor in chief of The Sydney Morning Herald, Peter Fray. The(melbourne)magazine will report to the editor in chief of The Age, Paul Ramadge.

The editors of the Good Food Guides, Epicure, Good Living and will continue to report to Hudson.

According to a press release from Fairfax, Hudson’s new role will be to:

…drive the creation of quality food and wine content across all Fairfax Media Metro Division assets. The cross-platform role will also involve exploring new business opportunities and brand extensions.

Jack Matthews, CEO of Fairfax Media’s Metro Division, said: “Lisa has impeccable credentials in the food and wine area. She edited Good Living and the Good Food Guide for three years and was on the founding committee of what has evolved into the internationally acclaimed Crave Sydney International Food Festival.”

Hudson added: “It’s an exciting and strategic role with huge potential to leverage our strength in food and wine across newspapers, digital, events, books, apps and beyond, both editorially and commercially. The food and wine category is one of the company’s top priorities under the new structure and food is also my great passion.”


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