Emap has announced that the executive director of Emap Digital,
Paul Keenan, is to head its new division, Emap Consumer Media.
Keenan will take on the role of chief executive of the group and will be
responsible for the Emap Elan network, Emap Automotive, Emap Active, FHM
International and Emap Australia.
The new division will act as an umbrella company put in place to
co-ordinate and drive the various networks together. It is thought that
Emap is acting in response to recent restructurings within AOL Time
Emap Consumer Media will not include the company's music titles, which
will remain outside the group in Emap Performance. Emap Communications,
which includes Emap Esprit, will also remain separate to the new
Keenan's appointment will come as a surprise to insiders as he has
recently been subject to rumours of being sidelined.
He will also be a part of the Emap Plc executive board alongside the
chief executive of Emap Communications, Derek Carter, the chief
executive of Emap France, Arnaud de Puyfontaine, the chief executive of
Emap Performance, Tim Schoonmaker, the financial director of Emap Plc,
Gary Hughes, the chief operating officer of Emap Plc, Tom Moloney, and
Emap Plc's group chief executive, Robin Miller.