Medium Rare Content Agency has announced the appointment of Narelle Hooper as the editor-in-chief of Company Director magazine.
Company Director is the official member magazine of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), mailed directly to all members 11 times a year. The magazine plays a key role among the AICD’s content channels by reporting, informing and leading the debate around leadership, governance and performance.
Medium Rare was appointed publisher of Company Director on June 5. The magazine will be redesigned and reformatted and will re-launch from the October 2017 issue. Narelle Hooper is a corporate adviser and a non executive director of The Ethics Centre, the Documentary Australia Foundation and SBE Australia, the women’s global entrepreneurship accelerator.
She was founding co-chair of the Australian Financial Review’s Women of Influence Awards and a former editor of BOSS Magazine. Hooper is co-author of New Women, New Men, New Economy: How Creativity, Openness, Diversity and Equity are Driving Prosperity Now, published in September 2015 and reprinted in May 2016 (Federation Press).
A highly-regarded interviewer and facilitator, Hooper’s interview subjects have ranged from the Prime Minister and heads of the Reserve Bank and Treasury to Australia’s top listed company CEOs and global business thinkers. She has reported for Australia’s leading media groups, including ABC Radio National, national current affairs programs AM and PM, The Australian Financial Review, BRW Magazine and SBS TV.
Hooper grew up in country NSW, studied journalism at Canberra University and has a Masters of Management (Financial Management) from MGSM. About the appointment, Gerry Reynolds, Managing Director, Medium Rare, said: “Narelle is a highly experienced and respected journalist and author as well as a director with a demonstrable interest in governance, ethics and sustainable leadership models. She is ideally suited to the position and we very much look forward to having her on board.”
Narelle Hooper said: “I’m excited to be joining Medium Rare and delighted to have the opportunity to work with this important community of Australian leaders at a pivotal time for decision makers. Company Director speaks directly to Australia’s most influential business and governance leaders. This combines my key areas of interest and experience. I look forward to increasing its relevance, reach and engagement across platforms.”