News Prestige Network has announced the appointment of Jake Millar as acting editor of men’s lifestyle brand GQ Australia.
Millar, current deputy editor of GQ Australia, will step in to the new role in mid-December succeeding Mike Christensen who has resigned from the business to return to the UK with his young family at the end of the year.
Christensen has been with GQ Australia for more than seven years. He was appointed editor of GQ Australia in October 2017 and prior to that held positions of managing editor and chief sub editor.
Christopher Riley, current senior editor of GQ Australia, will take on the new role of acting deputy editor of the brand.
News Prestige Network’s editorial director of GQ Australia, Vogue Australia and Vogue Living Edwina McCann said: “Both Jake and Chris have incredible passion for this brand and they step into their new roles in mid-December with my full support. GQ Australia is in a great place and together I know they will lead the team to even greater heights as we move into 2020.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mike Christensen for all of the great work he has done during his time with GQ Australia. As editor over the last two years he has refreshed the magazine, grown the brand through digital and social and was instrumental in launching the GQ Gentlemen’s Ball initiative which shines a light on people passionate about making positive change in the world.
“Mike will leave GQ Australia on a high note, following the 2019 GQ Men of the Year Awards and sending the January/February 2020 issue to print. While we are sad to lose Mike, we wish him and his family all the very best.”
Millar began his career with GQ Australia in 2011 as an editorial assistant, and has worked as the magazine’s features writer and features editor, before being promoted to deputy editor in November 2017.
Riley joined GQ Australia in July 2017, as senior sub editor and was promoted to the role of senior editor earlier this year.