The Pluto Group
Nicholas Burrowes is GM of The Pluto Group Ltd, and has led the growth of their key title of homestyle at retail and commercially. With over a decade of home-category experience, homestyle has become a specialist in creating content that modern readers and brands love and engage with. Nicholas is an ardent magazine follower of both domestic and international titles, in print and online, and thrives on banter around the future of media in New Zealand – and the magazine brands that will help shape it.
Cathy is the owner and publisher at Adrenalin Publishing Ltd, Adrenalin publishes seven business and specialist magazine titles. Adrenalin was formed in 1992 when Cathy fled the corporate world and purchased two magazines, NZWindsurfer and NZCompany Vehicle. Prior to publishing she obtained a Bachelor of Engineering degree and worked in engineering, sales and management roles in a variety of industries including alternative fuels and car leasing. She has two teenage daughters and is a keen basketball player and coach.
James Frankham has served on the Magazine Publishers Association board since May 2014, and has been deputy chair for the past year. Now publisher of New Zealand Geographic and director of K?whai Media Ltd, he has nearly 20 years’ experience in the media industry, largely in editorial roles across print, broadcast television, web and social channels. As the New Zealand Geographic print product continues to grow, Frankham is developing the performance and reach of NZGeo.com and a range of projects in the virtual reality space.
Lifestyle Magazine Group
Lynley is currently joint owner and director of Lifestyle Magazine Group, the publishers of NZ Life & Leisure, NZ Lifestyle Block and thisNZlife.co.nz. Before this she held senior management roles during 20 years with Fairfax Media, including as General Manager of Fairfax Magazines. Her early career was in finance and wholesaling, then she got into magazine distribution eventually becoming General Manager of Gordon & Gotch (now Ovato Retail Distribution).
Lynley’s contribution to the industry was recognised with an MPA lifetime achievement award in 2016. She has served on the executive committee of the Magazine Publishers Association for several years and is a past Chair. Lynley is a CA and Fellow of Governance NZ.
Editor, NZ Gardener
Jo McCarroll has been the editor of NZ Gardener magazine since 2010. She’s an experienced journalist and editor, with over two decades of experience in magazines and newspapers. She’s also a regular commentator on Radio New Zealand’s The Panel.
CEO – GroupM New Zealand
Chris has almost 30 years advertising, communications and digital media experience working in full service and specialist advertising and media agencies; both in New Zealand and in the United Kingdom.
He works alongside the GroupM executive team who are charged with leading MediaCom, Wavemaker and Mindshare in the New Zealand market. These agencies provide communications services to some of New Zealand’s most loved brands. His role assigns him responsibility and accountability for the operational performance of the Group in New Zealand
Past roles include time at DDB as COO, OMD as Managing Director and MediaCom (London).
Chris studied business and advertising at AUT, Advanced Management at China Europe International Business School (Omnicom University),and completed study in negotiation and strategic business decision making at Harvard Business School.
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