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Bauer appoints new CEO of UK publishing

Bauer Media has appointed Chris Duncan as the new CEO for the UK Publishing Business. He takes over from Rob Munro-Hall, who has been appointed President of Bauer Media’s global publishing business. Duncan will report directly to Rob Munro-Hall.

Duncan has extensive knowledge of the UK’s media, having held a variety of senior management positions in the publishing industry over the last 20 years.  He joins Bauer Media Group from News UK, where he played a leading role in driving direct revenue growth as Managing Director of Times Newspapers Limited, and most recently as Managing Director of Platform Partnerships where he was responsible for developing digital distribution revenues for News UK brands.

Rob Munro-Hall’s appointment comes after Sven Dams, who was Co-head of BMG’s publishing activities and CEO of Bauer’s German business, decided to leave the company.  

Rob Munro-Hall commented: “I very much look forward to working with Chris. His broad experience and publishing expertise will help us retain and further extend our market leading position in the UK.” 

Veit Dengler, COO of Bauer Media Group added: “I have full confidence that Rob Munro-Hall will successfully shape the future of our global publishing business, our largest Business Area, in a time where the publishing markets are experiencing accelerated structural disruption.”