Lifestyle Magazine specialist takes the rein of Australia's iconic consumer magazine
CHOICE, the people's watchdog, is delighted to announce that its new CHOICE magazine editor will be Mary Gillespie.
Mary comes to CHOICE with strong experience and impressive accomplishments in the magazine industry having worked at a number of leading global publishing companies, including Pacific Magazines.
Mary joins Australia's leading consumer magazine as the organisation celebrates its 50th year.
"I am thrilled to be joining one of this country's most respected magazines," says Mary.
"Today's world is full of many choices for consumers and I look forward to working with the strong team of testers, writers and researchers at CHOICE. Our vision is for Australians to be the most savvy and active consumers in the world," says Mary.
Mary has a strong history in lifestyle publishing, with editorial and project management experience at Australian Consolidated Press, Moose Media, Emap UK and most recently at Pacific Magazines in the position of Deputy Editor for the highly popular 'That's Life!' magazine.
CEO of CHOICE, Nick Stace, said Mary was the standout performer from a very strong field of candidates.
"CHOICE has a firm place in people's hearts but we also aim to make sure we are always finding new and innovative ways to be in people's homes – Mary's strong background in lifestyle publications will help make this transition possible," says Nick.
"Mary's creative strength and strong audience understanding will ensure CHOICE magazine not only continues to be a relevant and engaging read, but also one that provides trusted consumer insights into a world in which we make hundreds of purchasing decisions every day."
Mary will begin in the role of CHOICE Magazine Editor in the new year.