In a statement, the publisher said:
Hush has been with Bauer Media for over seven years and, in her time, has made a significant contribution to the business at leading women’s titles, Grazia and Harper’s Bazaar Australia.
In 2014 Hush launched one of Sydney’s major charity events, Bazaar in Bloom. Funds raised from this annual event resulted in the opening of a public fertility centre at the hospital in 2017.
Of her departure, Kellie said: “It hasn’t been an easy decision to leave Bauer Media, especially when I’ve had the pleasure to work with such a great team and lead Australia’s most iconic fashion brand Harper’s Bazaar.
“Having spent over seven years with Bauer, I feel now is the right time to set my sights on new challenges. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone, in particular my Bazaar team, for their continued passion and contribution.”
Fiorella Di Santo, Bauer Media general manager, publishing, said: “Kellie’s longest-serving role as editor-in-chief of Harper’s has seen her spearhead the direction of the title and celebrate many key milestones, including the most recent 20th anniversary of the magazine and the Bazaar Woman of the Year issue. Under her editorship, the title has continued to flourish, delivering engaging and relevant content to its readers. Kellie has achieved great things in this business and we wish her the same success in her next chapter.”
Hush commented about her future on social media:
“I’m not riding off into the sunset. I will be launching an exciting new project soon.”