Jackie Frank exits Pacific Magazines after 23 years

Rosie Baker
By Rosie Baker | 2 March 2018
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Jackie Frank is leaving Pacific Magazines after 23 years with the publisher.

Frank, general manager of fashion, beauty and health, was inducted into the AdNews Magazine Hall of Fame in 2014 to recognise her accomplishments and her contribution to the industry.

She is stepping down to “to take the next step in her career”.

Frank was the first Australian editor of Marie Claire and led the title for 20 years. In 2014 she was promoted to head up Pacific;'s fashion and health titles as group publisher.

Seven West Media CEO Tim Worner says: “Jackie is regarded both within Pacific and among industry peers as one of Australia’s most successful and respected publishing executives.

“She is known for her intrinsic understanding of the consumer, her passion to drive brand innovation, her ability to create extraordinary content and for leading teams to their full potential, especially in a time of great transition. Jackie’s unique ability to be equally at ease in both commercial and creative environments has been the linchpin of her success.

“On a personal note, I will miss Jackie’s passion, commitment and results-driven focus on quality. As someone who was always committed to delivering the very best, I look forward to seeing what she achieves next. She leaves an extraordinary legacy of success with our brands.”

Frank adds: “At Pacific, I’ve been fortunate to work with some of the most gifted and dynamic people in the industry. Being able to steer these incredible brands has been a privilege and honour beyond words.

“Over the last four years as an executive in charge of the fashion, beauty, health and custom group, we’ve rolled out many exciting digital platforms, as well as successful content and brand initiatives across the portfolio.

“It’s been a time of great transition in this ever-evolving media landscape and one that I’ve relished. Through it all have been two constants: being able to produce exceptional, engaging content for our publications and consumer brands and working with our wonderful team and clients alike.

“My proudest achievement has been the opportunity to champion women’s issues while helming Marie Claire through ground-breaking campaigns such as gender equality, paid maternity leave, domestic violence and depression - and right now these and related issues are more relevant and important than ever.

“My passion for creating engaging content and working to build strong brands remains undiminished after two decades.

“I’ve worked alongside many talented people at Pacific who have taken on new challenges outside the organisation, and now it’s time for me to do the same.”


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