The PPA represents the interests of the UK's consumer and business media publishing sector. We have been dedicated to promoting, protecting and advising our members for almost a century.
Below is a list of members of the current PPA Board and Executive Committee. For more on the PPA's history click here.
Members of the PPA Board
* Member of the PPA Executive Committee
Chief Executive, PPA
Barry McIlheney began his career in magazines at IPC's Melody Maker before being appointed Editor of Smash Hits and going on to become launch Editor of Empire, Publishing Director of emap's music and film titles, and then Managing Director of emap metro. In 1999, he led the launch of heat magazine and later that year moved to Paris to oversee the launch of FHM France. He returned to the UK in 2000 as Chief Executive of emap elan, the company's women's magazine division, and in 2003 became Editor-in-Chief of emap consumer media. Barry left emap in 2007 to become a writer and consultant. He was appointed CEO of the PPA on February 1, 2010.
Kevin Hand* (Chairman)
Special Adviser, Hearst Magazines UK and Chairman, DODS
Kevin is the former CEO of emap plc and Hachette Filipacchi UK, and is also Chairman of Dods plc, the business media data and information service. He is currently acting as a Special Adviser to Hearst Magazines UK, and was recently appointed Honorary Vice-President of the European Magazine Media Association (EMMA). Kevin became PPA Chairman on February 6, 2012.
Kevin Costello* (Deputy Chairman)
Chief Executive, Haymarket Consumer Media
Kevin is managing director and chairman of Haymarket Consumer Media, responsible for consumer magazines and digital assets in a wide range of markets including motoring, classical music, motorsport, football and consumer electronics. He is also chairman of Haymarket Network, one of the top five customer publishing agencies in the UK, with a blue chip client roster on a global stage including Manchester United, The British Army and UEFA. Kevin chairs Haymarket’s Australian subsidiary and is responsible for the development of the company’s Indian business. He is chairman of Frontline, the UK’s market-leading sales and marketing magazine distribution company, a non-executive director of Wanderlust Ltd and chairman of the PPA Environment Committee. He is also a trustee of Masterprize, the classical music charity, and a member of the BPI (British Phonographic Industry Ltd).
Chief Executive, IPC Media
Sylvia joined IPC Media in 1977 as a marketer and after several publishing management roles, in 1998, joined the board as MD of IPC’s Inspire, then the UK’s largest specialist publishing company. Sylvia was involved in developing the business under the management buy-out from Reed Elsevier and in 2001, was instrumental in IPC’s acquisition by Time Warner for £1.15bn. Appointed CEO in 2003, Sylvia became executive VP of Time Inc. in 2007. From October 2008-December 2010, Sylvia was responsible for Time Inc.’s Lifestyle division, while remaining Chairman of IPC. She was reappointed CEO in January 2011.
Chief Executive, Wilmington Group
Charles is a solicitor and was a law lecturer before founding, in 1985, the business which is now Central Law Group (CLG). CLG was acquired by Wilmington in June 1999. Wilmington Group is a dynamic and expanding company providing information and training to professional businesses. Charles joined the Wilmington board in November 1999 and was appointed chief executive in February 2002. He is also a member of the Group's nomination committee.
Chief Executive, Immediate Media Co
Following a number of early successful publishing ventures, Tom was co-founder and CEO of digital start-up Silicon Media Group (1998 – 2002). When Silicon.com was acquired by CNET Networks in 2002, Tom launched CNET Networks UK as Group MD and VP (2002 – 2007). By 2007 he had developed the company into the UK’s biggest online media publisher, with a reach of 10 million unique users, generating significant digital revenues and profits. After a period of consulting with various private equity funds, Tom joined cross-media business Magicalia as CEO in mid 2008, working with Exponent Private Equity.
Managing Director, Condé Nast UK
Nicholas joined Condé Nast UK in 1989 as editorial director and became managing director of the company in 1991. He has been a vice president of Condé Nast International since 1999 and will become President in 2012. Nicholas has been chairman of PPA and chairman of the British Fashion Council. He was awarded the Mark Boxer Lifetime Achievement Award for Editorial Excellence in 2002 and a CBE in 2009. He has written 12 books, both fiction and non-fiction.
Senior Vice-President of IHS and Managing Director of IHS Jane's (Chairman of PPA Business)
Michael is the Senior Vice-President of business and data publisher IHS, Managing Director of IHS Jane's, and the newly-appointed appointed Chairman of PPA Business.Dell has global responsibility for IHS’s editorial and publishing activities, in which capacity he leads IHS Jane’s, IHS Fairplay, IHS McCloskey and energy editorial and also manages all internal editorial operations covering workflows, formats and platforms. These responsibilities are an expansion of his role as Managing Director of IHS Jane's, a post he assumed in September 2008. The central theme of his career has been the commercial development of information, media and consulting businesses as they adapt to the internet-based Information Age.
Managing Director, Euromonitor International
Trevor has over 30 years experience of the global business information market as Managing Director of Euromonitor International plc, the leading publisher of market research analysis and reference databases and online information systems servicing the global business and academic research markets. Euromonitor operates from offices in London, Chicago, Singapore, Shanghai and Vilnius.
Managing Director, H Bauer Publishing
David is managing director of H Bauer Publishing, a UK division of the largest privately owned publisher in Europe. H Bauer publishes some of the country’s biggest selling magazines including TV Choice. David joined Bauer as a graduate in October 1993 and soon became head of the circulation department. He was quickly promoted to publisher of TV Quick and Take a Break before launching TV Choice magazine in 1999. David became managing director in July 2004 and led the acquisition of Emap’s consumer magazines and radio businesses in 2007.
Managing Director, Archant Lifestyle
Miller Hogg began his career as a newsagent in Norfolk before progressing through a circulation and marketing route in publishing. He started out with some of the top regional publishing groups in the country, including Eastern Counties Newspapers (Archant), Illife, Northcliffe, Scottish Media Group and Newsquest. This culminated in him becoming Managing Director of Newsquest’s Scottish Magazine division and then York Press. Miller rejoined Archant in 2007 and progressed from Managing Director of the France Business to the equivalent position of the company’s Specialist division in 2009. In April 2011 he was also given responsibility for the Archant Lifestyle division, which incorporates the County (Cotswold Life, Lancashire Life etc), Specialist (English Garden, Pilot etc) and Dialogue (contract publishing) magazine divisions, as well as KOS Media and Archant South West newspapers.
Chief Executive, Bauer Consumer Media
Paul became chief executive of Emap Consumer Media in 2006, managing the company's magazines, radio and online assets. Following the sale in 2008 of Emap Consumer Media to Bauer Media Group – Europe’s largest privately owned media group - Paul has led the business in the same capacity. Bauer Media is also home (through a joint venture with Channel 4) to four of the UK's top ten music TV channels by reach. Paul has worked in the media industry for over 20 years and has been a board director of PPA since 2002.
Managing Director, UK, The Economist Group
Nigel is UK managing director of The Economist Group. He joined the marketing team of The Economist in January 1984, subsequently becoming global marketing director and managing director of the Economist Intelligence Unit, before assuming the post of UK managing director in 2008.
Wild Bunch Media Co-Founder (Chairman of the Independent Publishers Network)
Kevin is co-founder of Wild Bunch Media, an independent publishing business set up in 2009 to launch Women’s Running in the UK. The business launched Men’s Running in 2010 and followed this with an Australian edition of Women’s Running in 2011. Kevin’s specialism within publishing is circulation and consumer marketing. He was European Circulation & Marketing Director at Rodale from 1995 to 2003. As Retail Sales Director at Marketforce he created the industry’s leading retail team as judged by key retail buyers. He was appointed Circulation Director for IPC Media in 2006 and was then General Manager at Johnston Press’ daily newspaper centre in Portsmouth before creating Wild Bunch Media with business partner Nick Troop.
Arnaud de Puyfontaine*
Chief Executive, Hearst Magazines UK
Arnaud joined Hearst Magazines UK, formerly NatMag, in 2009 as chief executive. Paris-born Arnaud began his media career at Le Figaro in 1990, occupying various positions including managing director of Le Figaro, and publishing director of the daily newspaper and of the weekly, Le Figaro Économie. He was a member of the team which founded Emap Group in France and was chief executive and chairman of the group from 1998-1999. In 2006, Arnaud became chief executive of Mondadori France and a year later, was appointed president of Group Mondadori France. He left this position in 2008. In October last year, French president, Nicholas Sarkozy, appointed Arnaud as president of the Economic Committee for the French Press Industry.
Group Managing Director, William Reed Business Media
Charles is group managing director of William Reed Business Media, providers of business information covering the food, drink and hospitality sectors and additionally, since May 2009, pharmaceuticals and cosmetic design. The business, established in 1861, is a fifth generation family-owned company employing 300 people in its head office near Gatwick and a further 50 in Montpellier. William Reed Business Media produces and organises a wide portfolio of market leading magazines, exhibitions, events, data, digital and related activities.
Publishing Director, HELLO!
Charlotte joined HELLO! as commercial director, rising to publisher and then publishing director in 2006. She began her career at Saatchi & Saatchi as a media planner buyer, before moving to Country Homes & Interiors as a sales executive - the start of her career in magazines. She has since worked on a number of notable magazines including Vogue, Tatler, Vanity Fair, House & Garden, World of Interiors, Brides & Setting Up Home, GQ, Punch and Auto Express, before becoming publisher of ELLE and ELLE Decoration in the early 1990s. She has also worked as UK marketing manager for the watch brand TAGHeuer, as well as Maurice Lacroix and Oris. After completing a MA in Marketing, Charlotte worked as head of marketing and research for Carlton Screen Advertising (part of Carlton Communications) before finally taking up the reigns as commercial director of HELLO! in 2000.
Chief Executive, Dennis Publishing
James joined Dennis Publishing in October 1992 and spent six years on the editorial teams of various titles, including the editorship of market-leading PC Pro. In 1998, he became a publisher. He joined the executive board in 2000 as operations director and became divisional managing director for Dennis’s Technology Division in 2004. In the same year he oversaw the launch of the Dennis Gambling Division. He became chief executive of Dennis Publishing Ltd in January 2006. James is also a director of Dovetail Ltd.
Chief Executive, Future
Mark was named Chief Executive of Future plc in October 2011. He joined Future in September 2010 as Chief Executive of Future UK. Since then, Mark has been accelerating the growth of Future’s digital business and in June 2011 Future won Consumer Digital Publisher of the Year and Grand Prix prizes at the annual Association of Online Publishers Awards. Prior to joining Future, Mark was Chief Executive of ITN, the television news organisation. At ITN he created and developed a range of digital ventures, including a world-leading moving image business. Prior to ITN, Mark was Editor-in-Chief and Head of Media at Reuters, the global news organisation. He started out his career as a foreign correspondent for Reuters and was based in Berlin, Bonn, Moscow and Vienna.