1971: First media job as planner at J. Walter Thompson
1975: Transfers to JWT Toronto
1975: Joins IPC women’s magazines as sales executive, rising to deputy
group sales manager for women’s weeklies
1984: Joins the National Magazine Company as advertisement manager of
1989: Moves to Cosmopolitan as publisher - identified by a colleague as
’managing director material’
1998: Swaps jobs with senior colleague. Doesn’t get managing director’s
2000: Quits in surprise move
AM I: Lizzie Kershaw of Cosmopolitan, Simon Kippin of Good Housekeeping
or Vivien Cotterill of She?
ANSWER: Simon Kippin.