The Week: People news - Rich resigns from Bauer

Marcus Rich, the group managing director of Bauer Advertising and Bauer London Lifestyle Magazines, is to step down in July.

He will not be replaced and the businesses will report to the Bauer Consumer Media chief executive, Paul Keenan. Rich has been at Emap, which was acquired in December by Bauer, for more than 25 years and is the third senior executive after Dharmash Mistry, the head of digital operations, and Mark Frith, the editor-in-chief of Heat magazine, to leave since the acquisition. Heat this week promoted Julian Linley, its acting editor and the former deputy editor, to replace Frith.