Duncan Edwards Chief Executive, The National Magazine Company

Duncan Edwards
Chief Executive, The National Magazine Company

Duncan Edwards is the Chief Executive of The National Magazine Company, The Hearst Corporation's publishing business in the UK. The Group comprises; The National Magazine Company itself, ACP-NatMag (a joint venture with ACP of Australia), NatMag Rodale (a joint venture with Rodale Inc.), COMAG (a distribution joint venture with Condé Nast) of which he is also the Chairman, and Hearst Digital Network (UK).

The group publishes some of the most significant magazines in the UK - including Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Harper's Bazaar, Men's Health and Reveal. NatMag has been one of the most dynamic organisations in the sector over the last few years, growing from publishing nine magazines in 2000 to 20 magazines in 2007, through a mix of launches, acquisitions and joint ventures.

The Group has a growing digital publishing business centred around on-line versions of its major magazines; the leading women's interest portal, handbag.com and the leading consumer health website, netdoctor.co.uk.

Duncan Edwards has been with the company since 1989 in various roles including Publisher of Company Magazine, Director of Business Development and Managing Director. He spent the early part of his career at Media Week Ltd.

Duncan has a dual honours degree in Geography and Politics from Sheffield University. He is married to journalist, Sarah Kennedy, they have two children and live in North London. He is a keen amateur runner and tri-athlete.

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