Sandra Hook ousted as boss of News Limited’s magazine operation

Sandra Hook, boss of NewsLifeMedia, has become the second magazine company CEO in a matter of weeks to make an abrupt departure.

NewsLifeMedia, which recently rebadged from News Magazines, is the magazine and lifestyle arm of News Limited.

Hook’s departure comes just a month after Phil Scott, CEO of ACP, suddenly departed.

NewsLifeMedia logoAnd the move is just weeks after she led the company rebrand.

An announcement from News Limited said: “The chief executive officer of News Limited, Mr Kim Williams, today announced the departure of NewsLifeMedia chief executive Sandra Hook who has decided to seek a new challenge.”

A statement from Hook said: “After nearly eight years with the business, through its evolution from FPC Magazines through News Magazines and now NewsLifeMedia, I have decided after a Christmas break it is time to look for a new challenge. I am proud of what we have achieved in that time, building Australia’s third largest magazine publisher, launching new digital brands and recently repositioning and rebranding the company as NewsLifeMedia.”

Williams said: “I thank Sandra for the contribution she has made to the business since we acquired FPC Magazines five years ago. In that time she has not only moved our magazine business into a multi-media lifestyle division, but has also been a valued member of the News Limited leadership team.”

“I, and everyone at News, wish her the all the very best in her future endeavours.”

The company said that Hook’s successor would be announced “in due course”.

Sandra Hook talks to Mumbrella editor Tim Burrowes about the rebrand to NewsLifeMedia:


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