Anna Sedgley steps down from her role as Group Chief Financial Officer

Hamburg/London – 12 February 2024: After almost three successful years, Anna Sedgley has decided to leave Bauer Media Group and start a new chapter in her life – focusing on Board positions and Advisory roles. It is not planned to refill her role. Instead, a new Finance Executive Leadership team from within Bauer Media led by Michaela Gärtner and Michael Davie will take over the responsibilities.

Effective May 1st, 2021, Anna Sedgley took on the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Bauer Media Group. She joined to modernise the Finance department in terms of processes, structure and technology. As part of the company’s transformation, she and her team have successfully tackled the undertaking to migrate all Finance processes to one unified SAP platform. In addition, she has implemented a significant and necessary restructuring of the Finance department and established Bauer Media’s first professional Procurement and Transformation Office teams. Thanks to Anna's great commitment, the Finance organisation is now firmly established as an essential foundation and contributor to Bauer's continued success.

Yvonne Bauer, Owner and CEO of Bauer Media Group, says: “I am a bit reluctant to let Anna go, although I fully respect her decision. Anna has been essential to our transformation from the very first moment. She and her team have gone above and beyond, and we have achieved a great deal when it comes to building financial knowledge and guidance. She has also made significant contributions to Bauer’s evolving strategy and decisively changed the corporate culture when it comes to mentoring young talents, role modelling modern leadership and championing an open, diverse and transparent culture. Anna will be much missed, and I thank her for all her efforts and her great commitment. I wish her all the best.”

Anna comments on her departure: “I’ve had the most fantastic time at Bauer Media Group and I am incredibly sad to be leaving. However, I have decided to take my career into a different direction, focusing on Board and Advisory work. I want to thank everybody for the successful, joyful time. It’s the people that make you happy at work. You’ve been brilliant colleagues – I could not have wished for more.”

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About Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group has become an enduringly successful media corporation by focusing on creating content that matters to millions of people across Europe. Our offering spans print and online publishing to radio broadcasting and audio entertainment, price comparison services for consumers, as well as digital marketing services. Family-owned in the 5th generation, Bauer Media focuses on the long-term, with a consumer-first mindset that guides us across our increasingly diverse portfolio. Our workforce of 15,000 shares a purpose, to deliver content and services that enrich people‘s everyday lives.