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11 May 2016

Bauer Media Unites UK Magazine Operations

Bauer Media is to unite its UK magazine operations under the leadership of Paul Keenan, who will be responsible for all of Bauer’s UK and Nordic magazine, radio and digital operations, with immediate effect.  

With some 94 magazine brands reaching 8.9 million people in the UK, Bauer Media is the leading UK publisher.

David Goodchild, currently the CEO of H Bauer Publishing, has decided to pursue opportunities outside of the group and will be leaving us on the 13th May.

Says Andreas Schoo, Executive Board Member, Bauer Media Group, “To increase our growth, operational performance and competitiveness we have decided to consolidate our UK and Nordic operations, under the leadership of Paul.   This will strengthen our business for the future and enable us to seize new opportunities in these key territories.

Paul Keenan said: “Bauer Media is exceptionally well positioned with a unique set of influential brands living across multiple channels and devices. This multi-media offer makes us a compelling marketing partner for our clients and an exciting and different content creator.  I am delighted to have the opportunity to take the business further forward, and to meet the many exciting opportunities that lie ahead”. 

Andreas adds: “I would also like to take this opportunity to thank David.  He leaves our business in great shape and we wish him all the very best for the future”.

David Joined the Bauer Media Group in 1993 as part of H Bauer’s Publishing distribution team. In 2004 David was appointed CEO of H Bauer Publishing and has led the business to become one of the UK’s most successful publishing businesses.

In 2015 in addition to his UK role, David also led Bauer Media’s APAC operations based in Sydney, running Bauer Media in Australia and New Zealand as well as operations in Hong Kong, Thailand and Singapore during a transformative phase for the business.


For Further information:

Cat Martin

Communications Director, Bauer Media (Radio)

0207 432 3317

About Bauer Media UK:

Bauer Media UK reaches over 22 million UK consumers through a portfolio of world-class, multi-platform media and entertainment brands including heat, KISS, Grazia, Empire, Magic and Absolute Radio. It creates and curates entertaining media content that audiences love whenever, wherever and however they want through a multi-channel strategy and a focus on product excellence and audience insight.  The result is an exciting array of influential brands, content and talent which provide compelling and engaging advertising opportunities with valuable audiences for UK commercial partners.  Bauer Media UK is part of the Bauer Media Group, one of the world’s largest privately owned media businesses with media assets all over the globe.

About Bauer Media Group:

Over 400 digital products and more than 100 radio and TV stations reach millions of people across the globe. The corporate portfolio extends to include print shops, postal, distribution and marketing services. The Bauer Media Group’s global positioning underscores its passion for people and brands. The message “We think popular.” illustrates the Bauer Media Group’s self-perception as an organisation with a range of popular media, creating inspiration and motivation for its global workforce of some 11,000 employees in 20 countries.

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