April 6, 2017 Last Updated 11:53 am

Hearst Magazines UK promotes Anne-Marie Curtis to editor-in-chief of ELLE

Curtis, who has been with the magazine for 12 years, was previously Fashion Director

LONDON, UK – April 4, 2017 –– Hearst Magazines UK, the publisher of ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping and Harper’s Bazaar, has appointed Anne-Marie Curtis as Editor-in-Chief of ELLE.

Anne-Marie Curtis was previously Fashion Director of ELLE. During her 12-year tenure at the magazine, she has played a pivotal role in both the creative and commercial success of the brand. As Fashion Director, she has been instrumental in developing fashion content that has made ELLE UK the most syndicated edition across the ELLE global network.

Anne-Marie began her career in fashion in the early 90s and has since developed a breadth of knowledge and experience in the industry. Anne-Marie was Fashion Director and a founding member of Wallpaper*, helping to launch the title and build the brand globally. She then worked as a Freelance Consultant for many leading fashion brands, before joining ELLE in 2004.

Anne-Marie Curtis, Editor-in-Chief, ELLE UK, says; “I have been passionate about ELLE magazine ever since I bought the first issue in 1985 when ELLE first launched in the UK. I am truly honoured to be taking the helm of such an incredible brand at such an exciting time in media. This is my dream job and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to take ELLE to new creative and editorial heights.”

Jacqui Cave, Group Publishing Director, ELLE UK, says; “The calibre of applicants for the role of Editor-in-Chief of ELLE UK was incredibly strong but Anne-Marie was the outstanding candidate. Her intimate knowledge and understanding of the ELLE DNA and the spirit of the ELLE woman enabled her to present a creative vision for the magazine and the ELLE business that was simply outstanding.  I’m incredibly excited to be working with her in her new role as Editor-in-Chief and realising both our creative and commercial ambitions for the ELLE brand.”

James Wildman, CEO, Hearst Magazines UK, says; “What a great way to kick off my first week at Hearst UK by sharing such exciting news.  Anne-Marie has that rare quality of being both creative and commercial and I look forward to building the ELLE business with her, Jacqui Cave and the ELLE team.”

Anne-Marie Curtis commences her role with immediate effect.

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