DMG Media commercial managing director Marcus Rich to move to IPC Media next year

DMG Media commercial managing director Marcus Rich is to join IPC Media in spring 2014 taking up the position of CEO.

Rich will report to Evelyn Webster, executive vice president of Time Inc., who said of his appointment: “Marcus is an extremely accomplished business leader, with a distinguished record of delivering strong growth. This, coupled with his deep experience in building new and innovative business opportunities, make him the ideal person to lead IPC as we accelerate our multi-platform strategy. I am delighted he is joining us.”

Joining Associated Newspapers in February 2009 as managing director of The Mail on Sunday and deputy managing director of the Daily Mail, Rich then moved to his current role of commercial managing director DMG Media. Previously Rich worked for 16 years with Emap and during that time held the role of group managing director of Emap Lifestyle Magazines and Emap Advertising. He also ran Emap’s Australian and US business.

Rich commented: “I’m incredibly excited about joining the UK’s leading multi-platform publisher and am very passionate about IPC’s brands in all their forms - in both the role they serve today and their potential in the future. I’m looking forward to maximising the opportunities for the titles, the people and organisation to generate further success in the UK consumer media market.”

He succeeds Sylvia Auton who retired in May after 36 years with the company and is the current chair of the Audit Bureau of Circulations’ Reporting Standards group, a member of the Newspaper Publishers Association’s commercial board, and a board member of the National Readership Survey.