Strategy Team

Strategy Team

James Wildman

President and CEO
James joined Hearst UK as its President and CEO in April 2017 and has overall management responsibility for the company.

Claire Blunt

Chief Operating Officer
Claire joined Hearst UK as its Chief Financial Officer in July 2015 with responsibility for shaping and directing the financial strategy

Victoria Archbold

Managing Director, Events and Sponsorship, Hearst Live
Victoria Archbold leads Hearst UK’s events and sponsorship division, Hearst Live.

Jacqui Cave

Managing Director, Beauty
Jacqui is responsible for driving collaboration between commercial and editorial teams to offer category expertise to Hearst UK’s commerc

Sharon Douglas

Chief Brand Officer, Lifestyle, Homes & Weeklies
Sharon has recently been appointed Chief Brand Officer, Lifestyle, Homes & Weeklies with responsibility for the commercial strategy o

Jacquie Euwe

Managing Director, Luxury & Fashion
Jacquie Euwe joined Hearst UK in October 1998 and has recently been appointed Managing Director, Luxury & Fashion.

Betsy Fast

Executive Director of Digital Editorial Strategy
Betsy Fast joined Hearst UK in April 2017 in the newly created role of Executive Director of Digital Editorial Strategy, Hearst UK.

Robert Ffitch

Chief Strategy Officer
Robert joined Hearst UK in September 2017 as Chief Strategy Officer.

Clare Gorman

Chief Operations Director
Clare Gorman joined Hearst UK in September 2016 in the newly created role of Chief Operations Director.

Matt Hayes

Managing Director, Weeklies & Digital Spy
Matt oversees Hearst’s weekly magazine portfolio – Inside Soap, Best and Real People – and the UK’s biggest entertainment website, Digita

Reid Holland

Marketing and Circulation Director
Reid has worked in the publishing industry for 16 years.

Judith Secombe

Managing Director, Hearst Brand Services
Judith is Managing Director, Hearst Brand Services, Hearst UK’s revenue diversification business.

Effie Kanyua

Director of PR & Communications
Effie has over 14 years’ communications experience; consulting leading global brands including: P&G, Coty, Unilever, Johnson & Jo

Surinder Simmons

Chief People Officer
Surinder joined Hearst UK in December 2012 as Head of Human Resources moving to the HR Director role in November 2014.  Surinder is respo

Alun Williams

Managing Director, Men's Lifestyle and Health & Fitness
Alun oversees Hearst’s market-leading portfolio of men’s lifestyle and health & fitness brands – Esquire, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Runner’s World and NetDoctor. 

Jane Wolfson

Chief Agency Officer
Jane is responsible for managing and developing Hearst UK’s relationships with influential media buying agencies.

Alex Bilmes

Editor-in-Chief
Alex Bilmes is the Editor-in-Chief of Esquire, the UK’s most stylish and substantial luxury men’s magazine.

Gaby Huddart

Group Editorial Director, Lifestyle
Gaby Huddart was promoted to the role of Group Editorial Director of Good Housekeeping, Red and Prima in January 2018.

Susy Smith

Group Editorial Director
Susy Smith was promoted to the role of Group Editorial Director of Country Living, House Beautiful and Elle Decoration in July 2017.

Farrah Storr

Editor-in-Chief
Farrah Storr was appointed Editor of Cosmopolitan in July 2015 tasked with revolutionising the brand for young millennial women.