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Duncan Edwards

Duncan Edwards


Chief executive


Hearst Magazines UK

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7439 5000


72 Broadwick Street, , London, , W1



Career highlights

Leading NatMags has been one long highlight.

Most cringeworthy moment of your career


Best thing about your job

Are you kidding? What could be better than working in the fabulous, glamorous world of magazines?

Worst thing about your job

Honestly, I enjoy it all.

Advice for a wannabe A Lister

Work harder than your mate.

If you could be anyone else in this business, who would it be?


What would you do on a sabbatical?

Walk the high route from coast to coast through the Pyrenees.

Your USP?


What would you change about yourself?

I would like to have new knee cartilage.

Favourite media

Magazines, of course, but I also like Radio 4, Sky Sports and the occasional movie.

Favourite shop

Amazon, Borders, Selfridges, Paul Smith, Mr Eddie and Chris Kerr.

What’s the biggest lie you’ve told?

I don't care what time I do.

How many toilets do you own?


What can’t you live without (apart from family)?

Books and exercise.


Edwards has had an eventful year, with NatMags acquiring control of the ACP-NatMags weekly titles and missing out on the bigger prize of Emap's consumer magazine division. Having been with the company for 18 years, he remains philosophical and can be cheered by the gains posted by some of his leading titles this year.

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