Wendy Moore departs Pacific Magazines as GM of homes and food

Wendy Moore, Pacific Magazines’ general manager of homes and food, has left the business after 12 years.

As part of the changes, group marketing director Belinda Thornton will become head of homes and food and report to Louisa Hatfield who has been promoted to director of group content and brand.

Wendy Moore is departing the company after 12 years

Speaking of her departure, Moore said in a statement: “For my entire time at Pacific I have been surrounded by the most talented people in the media industry, the passion of these people is what drives these amazing brands, and it’s been such an honour to be leading them for so long.

“For more than a decade I have worked with a team who have been able to deliver so much – from unveiling new digital platforms such as House To Home Beautiful and an exciting new partnership we will announce shortly, to launching new initiatives like Cooks Co-op across Pacific’s Food and Homes portfolio. It’s been my second family and I have loved every second of it.

Pacific Magazines has also made a raft of promotions, this includes promoting Who Magazines’ editor Emma Nolan to head of entertainment while Susie Hogan has become the business’ head of fashion and beauty.

Nolan’s promotion comes eight months after Pacific Magazines announced she would work as an editorial director across both New Idea and Who.

Her new role came as the company announced its proposal to restructure Who and New Idea’s editorial teams, with six positions – or three full-time roles – to be axed.

Addressing the promotions, Gereurd Roberts, CEO of Pacific Magazines, added: “As a business, we are determined to continue our rapid growth, and as such we have announced significant new appointments across our senior management team to ensure just that.

“Through deep collaboration with their editors and teams, these leaders have shown the ability to drive new products, audiences and revenues in their respective categories, creating a clear leadership position in each.

“With these changes not only do we have one of the most talented executive teams in the industry, but one which is driven, innovative and agile enough to meet our evolving consumer and client needs. I am excited to work with them all.”


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