IPC group editorial director Mike Soutar left the company today
after six years when he has been behind some of its most successful launches.
launched lads’ weekly magazine Nuts in 2004 and celebrity magazine Pick Me
Up in 2005 – helping radically redefining the weekly magazines sector and
proving there was a place for both a men’s title and younger women’s
real life in the sector. He was most recently involved in the £2.3m
revamp of Woman magazine.
In a statement the publisher said:
“After six years with the company, group editorial director Mike Soutar
has decided it is time to leave IPC.
“In accordance with the
terms of his contract, Mike is stepping down from the board and is
taking gardening leave with immediate effect.”
The “gardening leave” stipulation means Soutar will be precluded from working for a rival publisher for a specified period.