Chris Duncan scoops top UK publishing role at Bauer

chris duncanBauer Media Group, the company behind magazine brands Closer, Heat, Kerrang, Mojo, Q, and TV Choice, has appointed former News UK chief Chris Duncan as the new CEO of its UK publishing business.

Duncan, who left News UK earlier this month after 13 years in a number senior roles, succeeds Rob Munro-Hall, who has been appointed president of Bauer Media’s global publishing business. Duncan will report directly to Rob Munro-Hall him.

Having started his career at at Alchemetrics when the agency launched in 2003, ultimately becoming managing director, Duncan then had a spell as a consultant before joining News UK as director of customer value in 2007.

While there he played a leading role in driving direct revenue growth as managing director of Times Newspapers , and most recently as managing director of platform partnerships where he was responsible for developing digital distribution revenues for News UK brands.

Munro-Hall’s appointment comes after Sven Dams, who was co-head of Bauer’s publishing activities and CEO of Bauer’s German business, decided to leave the company.

Munro-Hall commented: “I very much look forward to working with Chris. His broad experience and publishing expertise will help us retain and further extend our market leading position in the UK.”

Bauer’s publishing division is just one part of the business. As well as 600 magazine brands, the German conglomerate headquartered in Hamburg has over 400 digital products and 50 radio and TV stations around the world.

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