Sydney, May 29, 2019 – Paul Dykzeul, Bauer Media’s current Chief Executive Officer, ANZ, is retiring 1 June 2019. Bauer Media Group announces Brendon Hill as new Chief Executive Officer of Bauer Media Australia and New Zealand, taking effect from 1 June 2019.
Veit Dengler, Chief Operating Officer of Bauer Media Group, says: “Paul has been with the business for over 25 years and has made an incredible contribution to its development over that time. In a period of significant change for the publishing industry, he can be credited with growing both the New Zealand and Australian operations and driving market-leading innovation that has been recognized around the world.
“We are pleased to have found a new Chief Executive Officer from within the business. Brendon is a natural and extremely capable successor with a strong commercial background and substantial experience in both Australia and New Zealand. He has worked closely with Paul for the last five years, and we look forward to the future under his leadership.”
Paul Dykzeul, Chief Executive Officer of Bauer Media ANZ, says, “I’ve had an extraordinary time at Bauer over the last decade. Our portfolio and our culture are second to none, and it’s been a privilege to work alongside such a passionate and committed team.
“When I was appointed CEO two years ago, I made it clear that part of my strategy was to find my successor. I’ve experienced first hand Brendon’s strong entrepreneurial skills, as well as his enthusiasm and vision. The Australian Executive team is young, talented and vibrant, and under Brendon’s leadership, I expect to see great things."
Brendon Hill joined Bauer Media Australia in 2006 and when he was transferred to New Zealand in 2015, he was Publisher of 30+ magazine and digital brands. He has been responsible for the management and performance of Bauer Media New Zealand since 2017, when he was promoted to Managing Director.
Brendon Hill, says, “Under Paul’s leadership Bauer Media ANZ is in an incredibly strong position with nearly 7 million unique monthly users of our 24 websites, over 14 million users on our social sites, 800 thousand eDMs sent each month, and nearly 9 million monthly highly engaged readers of our 57 magazines.
“I will remain focussed on growing these audiences and creating unique opportunities for advertisers to engage with them. Our people are the heart of our business and I am excited about returning to Australia and leading them through the next stage of Bauer’s growth.”
For further press information:
Clare Basire, Thrive PR
T: 02 9310 4011 / M: 0439 349 077
Natja Rieber, Bauer Media Group Corporate Communications
T: 0049 40 30 19 10 88 / M: 0049 170 58 13 725
About Bauer Media Australia:
Bauer Media is Australia’s leading cross platform publisher connecting with 90% of Australian women every year. Through key lifestyle categories – Women’s Entertainment & Lifestyle; Fashion, Beauty & Health; Homes; Food; Motoring & Trader – we create influential content for more than 40 brands including The Australian Women’s Weekly, Woman’s Day, TV WEEK, ELLE, Australian Gourmet Traveller, Australian House & Garden and Wheels. Across magazines, digital, social media and live experiences, we attract the attention of high value audiences, pulling focus for our advertising partners. Bauer Media’s digital brand networks include Now To Love, Homes To Love, The Australian Women’s Weekly Food and reviews and rewards sites such as beautyheaven. Bauer Media is part of a global network with a presence in 16 countries across four continents producing more than 600 magazines, 400 digital products and 100 TV and radio stations. For more information, visit baueradvertising.com.au