I have delivered editorial and commercial success as a
journalist, editor and editorial director.
Insight and relationships
I am respected for my analysis of public policy, politics and
management, with excellent networks and specialist knowledge
across health and local and central government.
As Health Service Journal editor I led the team at the centre of
Emap's biggest title. We were essential reading, breaking
stories which attracted national attention. Ipsos Mori research
gave us some of the highest approval ratings they had seen for
Building and leading teams
I am an experienced manager in the media industry. I led the
editorial development at Dods Parliamentary Communications,
delivering substantial increases in web traffic, major
improvements in its magazines and a more integrated,
collaborative culture in the editorial team. The titles include
PoliticsHome, The House (for MPs and peers), Civil Service
World, PublicTechnology and EU Parliament.
I bring out the best in my teams. Winning the magazine
industry’s top award, the Periodical Publishers’ Association
Business Editor of the Year, the judges commended how I
“create an energetic, rewarding culture and give staff space to
At HSJ we grew subscriptions after three years' decline while
increasing the price by 31%, grew online traffic and user
engagement, doubled online advertising and made the website
I repositioned LGC to broaden appeal, driving up paid audited
subscriptions by 9.8% in one year, and strengthened its
reputation for breaking stories and leading debate.
A record of achievement
The PPA judges concluded: "His personality comes shining
through the work… demonstrating the importance of what a
personal contribution can bring to a brand."
When I left Emap chief executive David Gilbertson wrote: "You
have built and led an outstanding team and created a climate
for reporting excellence which sets high standards for others to
match. You leave a brand in great standing and you should be
proud of what you have achieved."
Twice winner, Business
Winner, Business Editor of
the Year, PPA Awards
Public Policy Media