|After a couple of years of near inactivity Magazine Publishers of Australia (MPA) has announced the appointment of Robin Parkes as Executive Director.
Reporting to the newly-installed MPA Chairman, Matthew Stanton (CEO, ACP Magazines), Ms Parkes has a remit to leverage the members' individual strengths and work towards a greater market presence and understanding for the magazine industry.
Ms Parkes is a senior media/marketing executive who recently completed her three-year contract as the inaugural CEO of Freeview.
The Executive members of MPA - Nick Chan (CEO, Pacific Magazines), Nicole Sheffield (CEO, NewsLifeMedia) and Matthew Stanton (CEO, ACP Magazines) - jointly appointed Ms Parkes.
Mr Stanton said: "Robin's appointment signifies a joint commitment to revitalising the MPA which has not had official leadership for the past few years.
"In my new role as Chair, I look forward to working with Robin in developing an enhanced market presence for the MPA and an improved collective message about the robust Australian magazine publishing industry."
Ms Parkes added: "Magazines are first-tier media channels with unique benefits for consumers and advertisers.
"I am also thrilled to be working with three CEOs that have a steadfast commitment to developing and promoting the great brands, people and innovation within the magazine publishing industry."