Further to today’s news that Bauer Media will close three of its magazine titles, the publisher has announced the resignation of Christian Fricke, managing director of Bauer Xcel Media.
According to a statement sent to media, Fricke, who had been in the role a mere 18 months, will return to Germany for family reasons.
Commenting on Fricke’s departure, Bauer Media ANZ CEO Paul Dykzeul said, “Christian has made an outstanding contribution to Bauer Media, particularly around the launch of Now to Love, which has captured our news and lifestyle content for our growing digital audience. We wish him all the best for the future.”
In the interim Dykzeul and Michael Fuyala, head of digital at Bauer Media NZ, will oversee the Australian Xcel team.