Paul Keenan, the Emap Elan acting managing director, has been
appointed managing director of another Emap division, Metro, following
Sue Hawken’s return to Elan after maternity leave.
Keenan, who also takes a place on the Consumer Division Board, has been
at Emap Elan since November 1997. He became its acting managing director
last May on Hawken’s departure. At Metro, he replaces Barry McIlheny,
who will now concentrate on his role as the managing director of Project
J, until its launch in the spring.
After Project J’s introduction, Keenan will take over responsibility for
the magazine and McIlheny will leave Metro and take on a senior position
within Emap’s overseas operations.
’I’ve had a great year at Elan,’ Keenan said, ’and it’s sad to leave
such committed and talented people. But the Metro job is just fantastic.
The magazines are all iconic, and an inheritance like this is one in a
Tom Moloney, the chief executive of Emap Consumer Magazines, said: ’Paul
has proved at Elan that he has the ability to be an outstanding managing
director and I’m confident he will be a big success at Metro.’
As part of the reshuffle, Philip Thomas has been promoted to managing
director of FHM, from his position as caretaker executive publishing
director at Elan, now that the role’s incumbent, Louise Matthews, has
also returned from maternity leave.