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04 Jul 2011 17:03

Jane Macken appointed as managing director of HBM

Haymarket Business Media (HBM) today announces the appointment of a new managing director.

Jane Macken is promoted to managing director of HBM, reporting to Haymarket Media Group’s CEO, Kevin Costello.

Macken will be responsible for Business Media’s market leading portfolio of specialist magazines, web brands, data and information businesses, conferences and events including Campaign, Windpower Monthly, ENDS, Brand Republic and Media 360.

Macken said on her appointment: “I’m honoured to be asked to lead Haymarket Business Media at what is a really exciting period in its recent history.

The business is going through a period of transition and change and with such challenges come exciting opportunites. We have some of the most talented people in business media working for HBM and I am really proud to be leading this group of people in the future”

Jane’s career started when she joined Haymarket 23 years ago as a graduate trainee. She worked her way through the ranks and across at some stage every brand in the business. In 2007 she set up a new division of the business to pull together all the non print publishing activities to drive new revenue streams, grow specialist skills and put an infrastructure in place to support the business. This included Haymarket Events (awards, forums, conferences) Hbi (digital delivery), Data Operations (subscriptions, circulation, directories data and Haymarket Direct).

Costello said of the appointment: “I am delighted that Jane will lead Business Media. She has an exceptional knowledge of our brands, the markets and audiences they serve, together with a diverse range of experience in the growing number of digital, information and face to face business models."

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