Markus Huessmann appointed COO of publishing Business Area for Bauer Media Group / Spencer Piggott announced as global CTIO

Hamburg, London, January 29, 2021 – Bauer Media Group will strengthen its leadership team in the publishing business with the appointment of Markus Huessmann as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Publishing. At the same time Bauer Media has appointed Spencer Piggott as the Group’s Chief Technology and Information Officer (CTIO).

Markus, who has been in the role of Global CTIO since July 2018, will be appointed COO of Bauer’s publishing business from February 1, 2021. In this newly-created role he will have specific responsibility for the development of new business opportunities across all territories in the Business Area but will also work closely with the BA management team on additional core publishing projects. Before joining Bauer Media in 2013, Markus was employed in the IT and communications sectors and worked in businesses such as freenet and Mobilcom. Markus will report to Rob Munro-Hall, President Business Area Publishing.

Rob Munro-Hall: “Markus will add further energy to our publishing activities as we look to develop into a truly multi-platform business. He knows Bauer Media and its publishing business by inside out and has a deep expertise in building and scaling digital and technology businesses, strategy development and transformation processes. He will be a great asset in helping us to achieve our ambitious goals and I am delighted to welcome him to our team.”

As Global CTIO, Spencer will be responsible for technical leadership, vision and transformation at Bauer Media. He joined the company in March 2020 as Global Technology Director for Publishing, accountable for all technologies relating to Bauer’s publishing business. Prior to that, he held senior positions in the media industry, including at Dow Jones, News Corporation and the BBC. Spencer will take on the new role in addition to his existing responsibilities and report to Veit Dengler, COO of Bauer Media.

Veit Dengler: “Spencer is an inspiring technology leader with extensive experience in running high profile digital businesses for some of the world’s most important media brands. He will help us to improve our operational efficiency as well as develop new business models through the use of innovative technologies. I am very much looking forward to working with him.”

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Bauer Media Group has become an enduringly successful media corporation by focusing on creating content that matters most to millions of people around the world: from print and online publishing to radio and money-helper services for consumers, as well as sales and marketing services for SMB. Family-owned in the 5th generation, Bauer 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 passion – to deliver content and services that are popular with, and helpful to, our customers and partners.