(PRWEB) July 18, 2008
John Menzies Digital announces today that Sarah Clegg, the current Commercial Director of Zinio, is to join as its Managing Director, replacing the current MD, Simon Clough, who completed his remit with the recent launch of the groundbreaking new Digital Magazines service - http://www.magazinesondemand.co.uk.
Sarah, who, through her work with Zinio, pioneered the digital magazines concept in the UK, will begin her new role as Managing Director of John Menzies Digital in September.
A passionate and experienced executive from the world of media and entertainment with a solid commercial background, Sarah has had a very successful track record in publishing, broadcast and new media. Before Zinio, she held senior positions with industry heavyweights such as Emap Consumer Magazines [now Bauer Consumer] and independent publishers, GE/Popworld.
Ellis Watson, Managing Director of Menzies Distribution plc, which owns John Menzies Digital Ltd, says: "This is a real coup for us and we are delighted that Sarah has agreed to take on the challenging role of running John Menzies Digital. We welcome her to the team.
"We chose Sarah for her in-depth knowledge of our business and especially her great understanding of the digital magazines sector. She has an outstanding track record and shares my passion about the long-term potential for the Menzies Digital business. I have every confidence in her ability to take Menzies Digital forward to its next stage of growth.
"At the same time, I would like to pay tribute to Simon Clough, who will be leaving us in the coming months - he has done a wonderful job of bringing the 'Magazines on Demand' service from the drawingboard to reality. We thank him for all his enthusiasm and input and wish him all the best for the future."
Simon Clough says: "I thank Ellis and the team for all their support - this has been a challenging and rewarding project to work on. The terms of my engagement were always to set up and establish the business through to a successful launch and then help Ellis to identify a suitable successor. I have enjoyed every second of working on the Magazines on Demand service and wish Sarah and the team every success in the future."
About John Menzies Digital Ltd
John Menzies Digital Ltd is a joint venture between John Menzies Plc and Largardère Services of France.
For more information, please contact:
Mervyn Edgecombe - 07831 240 626
Neil Baldwin - 07865 068045