DC Thomson has announced changes to the management team of Scottish Wedding Directory (SWD). Managing Editor, Lorna Leckie, is leaving and Christopher Phin will take up the position of Head of SWD.
Lorna founded Scottish Wedding Directory in 1995. She said, “From setting up SWD to developing the magazine’s content and online presence, I’ve loved being part of what is now Scotland’s leading wedding magazine and website. However, the time has come for me to indulge in some time with my family and I wish the team every success in taking the business even further.”
Christopher Phin will join DC Thomson as Head of SWD on 18th April. He studied graphic design at Duncan of Jordanstone, in Dundee, before moving to London to join MacUser, and then quickly rose to become Editor-in-Chief of MacFormat, Mac|Life and iPad User. During his career Christopher has managed and built successful teams and developed strong digital and commercial platforms.
He is also an Associate Lecturer on the London College of Communication’s Magazine Publishing course.
Ellis Watson, Chief Executive for DC Thomson Publishing, said of the changes, “The team at DC Thomson will miss Lorna and her passion, drive and enthusiasm. She has made a fantastic contribution and leaves Scottish Wedding Directory in great shape with a brilliant Commercial and Editorial team.
“Christopher will take the helm and has extensive experience in the editorial, digital and commercial aspects of magazine publishing, and we look forward to him joining the team and developing and expanding new ideas, to ensure SWD remains first choice for both advertisers and readers.”
In the role of Head of SWD, Christopher will optimise business decisions and manage current business relationships to build on SWD’s market position as a high-end publication that accurately predicts and reflects the wedding market place in Scotland. He will work alongside existing Sales Director, Craig Carson.