Anna Jones promoted to CEO at Hearst

Hearst Magazines UK has promoted Anna Jones, its chief operating officer, to the role of chief executive, replacing Arnaud de Puyfontaine.

Anna Jones: becomes chief executive at Hearst Magazines UK
Anna Jones: becomes chief executive at Hearst Magazines UK

In her new role, Jones will run the magazine company, which publishes magazines including Cosmopolitan, All About Soap and Esquire. She has been in charge at the company since de Puyfontaine's departure in November last year.

Jones was the digital and strategy director at Hachette Filipacchi UK prior to being appointed the chief operating officer of Hearst Magazines UK, following the merger of the National Magazine Company and Hachette,

David Carey, the president of Hearst Magazines, said: "Hearst Magazines UK is a vital part of our global portfolio.

"Anna is strategic and collaborative: Over the last five months, she's grown our digital business, established a new corporate sales structure to better serve clients, launched a new marketing platform, Hearst Empowering Women, that leverages the strength of our brands, including Cosmopolitan, Elle, Harper's Bazaar and Good Housekeeping, and is rolling out the first issue of Town&Country in the UK."

De Puyfontaine left Hearst Magazines UK to take on the role of senior executive vice-president of media and content activities at the French media company Vivendi.

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