New Editor-in-Chief for Businesslife

Posted: 09/07/2018

Eila MaddenChameleon Group, the publisher of Businesslife, has appointed Eila Madden (pictured) as the magazine’s new Editor-in-Chief. She replaces Nick Kirby, who is stepping down after 10 years in the role.

Eila has an exceptionally strong background in business and finance publishing, having been Senior Editor on CFO Europe for The Economist Group; Editor of The Economic Review for the Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development; and having held senior editorial positions at Bladonmore, Seven C3 and, most recently, London content marketing agency, Wardour.

Based in Surrey, Eila will shadow Nick for his last issue of the magazine – the funds edition, which will be published in late-October. Her first issue in charge will be issue 60 (January/February 2019), which she will start working on in October this year.

Nick Kirby, Editor-in-Chief of Businesslife, says: “I’ve had a great innings – but having launched the magazine in 2009, relaunched it in 2015, and having worked on all 57 issues, with two more to come, I felt the time was right to move on and focus on other projects. I’m thrilled that we managed to find someone of Eila’s calibre to accept the challenge and take the magazine to its next stage.”

Carl Methven, CEO of Chameleon Group, says: “From what he thought was a prank call back in 2008, Nick has taken Businesslife from a pure concept to a publication that is distributed not only across the islands but into the City and further afield. Nick has been a stalwart of the business and we are eternally grateful to him for his dedication, perseverance and sense of humour in driving the publication to what it has become today.

“We are delighted that Eila has accepted the role to become our new Editor-in-Chief and we look forward to working with her to take the publication on its new journey.”

Eila Madden, incoming Editor-in-Chief of Businesslife, says: “I’m really delighted to be joining the talented team at Businesslife. Nick has laid incredibly strong foundations for the magazine and I’m excited about building on those to continue delivering a great title for our readers. I’m also looking forward to meeting and building strong relationships with the business community across the Channel Islands.”

A series of ‘Meet the Editor’ events in Guernsey and Jersey will be announced in the near future.

Picture credit: Josh Fernandez/Bladonmore.

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