Piers Grove adds managing director of Australian Geographic to titles

Piers Grove has been appointed as the managing director of Racat Group’s Australian Geographic, in addition to his role of managing director and publisher at Junkee Media which was acquired by Racat in December 2021.

Grove is co-founder and chairman of Australia’s largest climate tech start-up accelerator and network, EnergyLab, a founding partner in the ethical super fund, Future Super, and a governor of World Wildlife Fund Australia.

On the appointment, Grove said: “This is a dream role for me. Australian Geographic is an iconic brand and it’s a privilege to take custodianship of something that has been educating and inspiring Australians for decades.

 “Respected and rigorous mastheads such as Australian Geographic are needed now more than ever. I’m incredibly excited to work with the talented editorial team led by Chrissie Goldrick, to help Australian Geographic reach new audiences and to cement its future for decades to come.”

 Australian Geographic editor-in-chief Chrissie Goldrick said: “Piers brings with him a track record of success and a wealth of experience in digital publishing, and we look forward to seeing Australian Geographic’s digital presence thrive under his leadership.”

Racat group CEO and chair of the Australian Geographic Society, David Haslingden commented: “Piers has an exceptional record of building digital publications, and I know he shares our abiding passion for the natural world and telling Australian stories. I’m enormously excited to see what he can do to expand the Australian Geographic footprint.”

Grove co-founded satirical news website Betoota Advocate and The Daily Aus.


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