Hearst Magazines UK has announced the appointments of Justine Picardie to the role of Editor-In-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar and Marissa Bourke to Creative Director.
Picardie, who replaces Acting Editor Jenny Dickinson, is currently a contributor to both Bazaar UK and US, a former Features Director for British Vogue, formerly the Editor of the Observer Magazine and has held positions on several national newspapers.
Bourke (pictured far right) takes on the role of Creative Director after holding the same position with ELLE. Previously she also worked for The Face and Arena and was Art Director for British Vogue.
Dickinson will remain at Harper’s Bazaar as Consultant Editor until the end of the year. Hearst Magazine UK’s COO, Anna Jones, will continue to publish the brand until a new Group Publishing Director is appointed.
Arnaud de Puyfontaine, Hearst Magazines UK Chief Executive, said: “The appointments of Justine and Marissa to their respective roles at Harper’s Bazaar is an exciting milestone for the prestigious luxury brand.
“Justine and Marissa are hugely talented and highly respected in the industry, and I look forward to seeing the results of this unique creative partnership at Harper’s Bazaar.”