Marcus Rich to be new CEO of IPC Media

ipcIPC Media today announces that Marcus Rich is to be its new CEO. Marcus takes up his role in the Spring, and joins the business from DMG Media where he is commercial managing director.

Reporting to Evelyn Webster, executive vice president of Time Inc., Marcus succeeds Sylvia Auton who retired in May after 36 years with the company.

Evelyn says: “Marcus is an extremely accomplished business leader, with a distinguished record of delivering strong growth. This, coupled with his deep experience in building new and innovative business opportunities, make him the ideal person to lead IPC as we accelerate our multi-platform strategy. I am delighted he is joining us.”

Marcus adds: “I’m incredibly excited about joining the UK’s leading multi-platform publisher and am very passionate about IPC’s brands in all their forms – in both the role they serve today and their potential in the future. I’m looking forward to maximising the opportunities for the titles, the people and organisation to generate further success in the UK consumer media market.”

Marcus joined Associated Newspapers in February 2009 as managing director of The Mail on Sunday and deputy managing director of the Daily Mail before taking up his current role of commercial managing director, DMG Media, publisher of the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday, Mailonline and Metro.

Previously, Marcus worked at Emap for 16 years and in that time was the group managing director of Emap Lifestyle Magazines and Emap Advertising. He also ran Emap’s Australian and US businesses.

About IPC Media
IPC Media is the UK’s leading consumer magazine and digital publisher. With more than 60 iconic media brands, IPC creates content for multiple platforms, across print, online, mobile, tablets and events. IPC engages with 26 million UK adults – almost two thirds of UK women and over 40% of UK men and its award winning portfolio of websites reach over 25 million global users every month.