New team at Key announced

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A new executive team at Key Publishing has been announced, reporting into Group CEO Adrian Cox.

As well as a realignment of responsibilities, senior management has been bolstered by two new appointments – Gaynor Hemingway-Gibbs, as Chief Customer Officer, and Jonathan Jackson, as Chief Publishing Officer. Mark Elliott, until recently the Group Editor of the aviation and history portfolio, takes on a new position as Chief Content & Commercial Officer for the company, while Vicky Macey is the Chief Digital Officer.

Gaynor began her career as Subscription Manager at Centaur Media PLC – when the idea of a publishing subscription was only just beginning. She was headhunted by EMAP Consumer Media (now BAUER) where she held various positions, including Marketing Director, and became Database and Direct Marketing Director for the Consumer Division, overseeing a period of unprecedented subscriptions growth. Gaynor has also been Retention Director at EMAP Communications (now ASCENTIAL), Head of Membership and CRM at English Heritage and, most recently, a CRM and Insight specialist at Stonegate Pub Company.

Jonathan began his career more than 25 years ago as an Editor at Pearson Education, the world’s largest educational publisher, where he worked on the history list. He was then recruited by leading London publisher Weidenfeld & Nicolson, where he was promoted to Editorial Director for non-fiction. He has also worked as Publishing Director at Duckworth, Britain’s oldest independent publisher. Since moving out of London with his family, Jonathan led the publishing department of Amberley Publishing, overseeing 500 new titles per year. During his six years there, he introduced new roles and suppliers of design and editorial services, helping to expand commissioning into profitable areas in general history, heritage and transport, including automotive, aviation, buses and modern railways. He also developed publishing partnerships with British Airways, Historic England and Ian Allen.

Other members of the senior team include Martin Steele as the company’s Head Of Distance Selling, Brodie Baxter, Head of Advertising Sales; Susan Cook, Head of the B2B portfolio; Steve Donovan, Head of Design; Sam Scholes, Head of HR; Roger Mortimer, Managing Editor of Hobbies & Transport; and James Martin, Head of IT. Jorge Penalba remains Director Ejecutivo of Key Publishing Spain.

Sally Cox is Key’s Chief Legal Officer, while Ann Saundry is the Head of Circulation and is also working with Adrian on a number of business development projects.

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