Newcombe to leave IPC after ten years with the company

IPC Magazines has lost another senior publisher with the resignation of Jackie Newcombe, the publishing director of SouthBank’s home interest group.

IPC Magazines has lost another senior publisher with the

resignation of Jackie Newcombe, the publishing director of SouthBank’s

home interest group.



Newcombe has been with IPC for the past ten years and is taking

advantage of the company’s redundancy package introduced at the

beginning of this year as the company seeks to cut its workforce by 10

per cent. She will be replaced by Yvonne Ramsden, the 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, the advertising

director for IPC’s fashion and beauty group, who left the company last

month.



Other senior departures since January include Cathy Rudd, publishing

director for IPC’s home interest titles, Andrew Taylor, publisher for

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 Living Etc and Beautiful Homes -

the home titles IPC launched last year - 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 1998 ABC audit

period.



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