Marina Go, general manager of Bauer’s Hearst brands, will exit the business after two years in the position.
Go will take up a board position with automotive retailer Autosports Group ahead of its initial public offering next month, in addition to continuing her existing roles as chair of the West Tigers.
In her role at Bauer, Go oversaw magazine brands Elle Australia, Harper’s Baazar and Cosmopolitan.
Go says: “I have wanted to transition from an executive to non-executive role for sometime now and the opportunity with the Autosports Group was one that was too good to pass up. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the past two years at Bauer and while I’m sad to be leaving such talented colleagues and incredible brands, I know they will continue to thrive under Nick’s leadership. I wish them all every success.”
The move follows the arrival of new CEO Nick Chan who has been at Bauer since the middle of the year.
Bauer CEO Nick Chan adds: “Marina has been instrumental in driving innovation across some of our leading women’s, fashion and beauty titles and has built them into true multi-platform brands. I want to thank her and wish her all the very best as she moves into an exciting new period of her career.”
Go's exit also comes after Bauer Xcel head Carl Hammerschmidt made a surprise departure from the publisher, replaced by Christian Fricke who came from Bauer's German arm. Recently, Fricke cut three positions within Bauer Xcel, admitting in an email to staff that Bauer had not met its business targets.
Go will leave at the end of the month. An announcement about her replacement is yet to be made.
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