- IPC Magazines has lost another senior publisher with the resignation of Jackie Newcombe, publishing director of SouthBank's Home Interest Group.
Newcombe has been with IPC for the last ten years and is taking advantage of the company's redundancy package which was introduced at the beginning of this year as the company sought to cut its workforce by ten per cent. She will be replaced by Yvonne Ramsden, publisher of IPC's home interest titles.
Newcombe said: "I can't quite believe that I have decided to leave, but IPC is in excellent shape and I wish everybody well in the exciting times ahead."
Colin Reeves-Smith, the managing director of IPC SouthBank, said: "I'm very sad to be losing Jackie as she has made such a tremendous contribution to this company over the past ten years, but I am delighted to have within SouthBank someone of Yvonne's calibre to build on our dominant position in the home market."
Newcombe's departure follows that of Justine Southall, advertising director for IPC's fashion and beauty group, decision to leave the company last month.
Other senior departures since January include Cathy Rudd, publishing director for IPC's home interest titles, Andrew Taylor, publisher for the Parenting, Wedding & Home and Hair, and Roger Spink, head of Creative Solutions, which is now part of IPC's business enterprises division.
Ramsden will oversee the development of IPC's home titles launched last year -- Living etc and Beautiful Homes -- as well as Ideal Home, Homes & Gardens and the struggling Homes & Ideas magazine, which suffered a 12 per cent year on year fall in the July to December ABC audit period.