Bauer Media has announced the appointment of Chris Duncan as the new CEO for the UK Publishing Business. Duncan takes over from Rob Munro-Hall (pictured) who has been appointed president of Bauer Media’s global publishing business.
Munro-Hall is the former head of Emap Australia, running the Australian division of the business between 2003-2006. Emap sold its Australian business to ACP Magazines in 2007 for $94m.
Duncan joins Bauer Media Group from News UK, where he played a leading role in driving direct revenue growth as managing director of Times Newspapers Limited, and most recently as managing director of platform partnerships where he was responsible for developing digital distribution revenues for News UK brands.
Rob Munro-Hall’s appointment comes after Sven Dams, who was co-head of BMG’s publishing activities and CEO of Bauer’s German business, decided to leave the company.
These changes are made with immediate effect.
Rob 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.”
Veit Dengler, COO of Bauer Media Group added: “I have full confidence that Rob Munro-Hall will successfully shape the future of our global publishing business, our largest business area, in a time where the publishing markets are experiencing accelerated structural disruption.”