Sean Singleton and Paul Hawksbee quit IPC for

More key staff are quitting IPC Music and Sport to join, the digital broadcast platform.

More key staff are quitting IPC Music and Sport to join, the digital broadcast platform.

Switch2 has poached IPC Music and Sport’s football group publisher Sean

Singleton and former editor-in-chief Paul Hawksbee.

Singleton is to be managing director of the network’s sports


At IPC he was instrumental in developing internet opportunities for

magazines such as World Soccer and Rugby World.

Singleton said: ’I was ready for a fresh challenge and this is a

fantastic opportunity to work on an exciting venture.’

Hawksbee co-founded 90 Minutes. He was poached from IPC in 1997 by

Chelsea chairman Ken Bates to become head of media at Chelsea Village,

where he launched magazines and a website for the football club.

Switch2 managing director David Wardlaw said: ’After building their

careers in television, radio and publishing, Paul and Sean are exploding

with ideas that push the boundaries of the way people consume


Switch2 has already lured Loaded publisher Adrian Pettett and editor Tim

Southwell to fill the roles of publishing director and editorial

director respectively. Pettett will join Switch2 on 9 May.

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