woman&home, IPC Southbank’s monthly glossy for 40-plus women, has appointed David Dowding as its new creative director and Gaby Huddart as its new deputy editor.
David is currently art director of Livingetc, Britain’s best-selling modern homes magazine. He has also worked at Cosmopolitan as art director and was on the launch team for Maxim in Russia.
Gaby joins woman&home from Square Meal, the leading London restaurant guide and website, which she has edited for the last six years. She has 17 years’ experience in journalism and has written extensively on business, travel, food and celebrity profiles for numerous publications, including The Times, the Evening Standard, High Life, Harpers & Queen and woman&home.
Sue James, editorial director, says: “I am delighted to have appointed two very talented people who I know will work brilliantly with my strong editorial team to continue to innovate the woman&home brand.”
David says: “I am really excited about taking on the role as creative director at woman&home. This is both a challenging and fascinating time in the women’s lifestyle sector, and I’m looking forward to working with Sue James and her experienced team in developing all aspects of this incredibly strong brand.”
Gaby adds: “I am thrilled to be joining the woman&home team at such an exciting time and as the magazine is going from strength to strength. I can’t wait to learn from Sue James, someone I admire hugely, and to work with the experienced team.”
David joins as creative director on August 6 and Gaby starts as deputy editor on August 13.
Notes to Editors:
Published by IPC Southbank, woman&home is one of the fastest-growing lifestyle titles and it epitomises a ‘brand new attitude’ for 40-plus women. It was the first magazine to echo this new spirit and each month presents a stylish mix of content reflecting the way women live and work today. The magazine covers all areas of a woman’s life – but with a new spin. Whether it’s the people in her life, discovering new experiences, the latest trends in food, fashion or beauty; it’s all in woman&home and all beautifully presented on every page.