I have delivered editorial and commercial success as a journalist,
editor and editorial director.
Insight and relationships
I am respected for my analysis of public policy, politics and management,
with excellent networks and specialist knowledge across health and local
and central government.
As Health Service Journal editor I led the team at the centre of Emap's
biggest title. We were essential reading, breaking stories which attracted
national attention. Ipsos Mori research gave us some of the highest
approval ratings they had seen for a publication.
Building and leading teams
I am an experienced manager in the media industry. I led the editorial
development at Dods Parliamentary Communications, delivering substantial
increases in web traffic, major improvements in its magazines and a more
integrated, collaborative culture in the editorial team. The eight titles
include PoliticsHome, The House (for MPs and peers), TotalPolitics, Civil
Service World, PublicTechnology and EU Parliament.
I bring out the best in my teams. Winning the magazine industry’s top
award, the Periodical Publishers’ Association Business Editor of the Year, the
judges commended how I “create an energetic, rewarding culture and give
staff space to innovate”.
At HSJ we grew subscriptions after three years' decline while increasing the
price by 31%, grew online traffic and user engagement, doubled online
advertising and made the website subscription only.
I repositioned LGC to broaden appeal, driving up paid audited subscriptions
by 9.8% in one year, and strengthened its reputation for breaking stories
and leading debate.
A record of achievement
The PPA judges concluded: "His personality comes shining through the
work… demonstrating the importance of what a personal contribution can
bring to a brand."
When I left Emap chief executive David Gilbertson wrote: "You have built
and led an outstanding team and created a climate for reporting excellence
which sets high standards for others to match. You leave a brand in great
standing and you should be proud of what you have achieved."
Twice winner, Business
Winner, Business Editor of
the Year, PPA Awards
Public Policy Media