Daily Mail Australia promotes Lachlan Heywood to managing director

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Heywood’s appointment is effective from Friday, 1 September

dmg media has announced the promotion of Lachlan Heywood to the position of managing director, Daily Mail Australia.

In this executive role, Heywood will assume responsibility for the day-to-day commercial operation of Daily Mail Australia while overseeing sales and working closely with editor Barclay Crawford and our Australian editorial team.

Rich Caccappolo, CEO dmg media said: “We are pleased to announce Lachlan’s promotion to managing director. With his extensive background as a seasoned media executive and over 25 years of experience in various leadership and management roles across Australia, including his successful tenure working alongside us, we are confident he will help lead our team through our next phase of growth.”

Heywood said: “Daily Mail Australia continues to be the first place for news for many Australians. I look forward to furthering its influence and ensuring our commercial partners reach our highly engaged readers.”

Before his promotion to managing director, Heywood had been the executive editor of Daily Mail Australia since 2017. He joined the company from The Courier Mail, where he was editor.

Prior to that he was editor of the Townsville Bulletin, deputy editor of The Sunday Mail, and for several years he worked as a federal political reporter in Canberra.

Heywood’s appointment is effective from Friday, 1 September.

The appointment comes after Sean Walsh announced his departure from dmg media as its chief brand officer after almost two years in the role and nearly a decade with the company.

Walsh’s tenure with dmg began in 2014 as chief brand officer of DailyMail.com in New York. He was promoted to global chief brand officer and managing director, US Operations, dmg media in January 2022.

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