Time Inc. UK appoints its first Chief Marketing Officer, as well as a Digital Commercial Director

Time Inc. UK is Britain’s leading publisher of print and digital magazine content. With more than 60 iconic brands – including Decanter, Country Life, Horse & Hound, NME, What’s On TV and Wallpaper* – Time Inc. UK creates content for multiple platforms, across print, online, mobile, tablets and experiences.

Spectrum was retained by Time Inc. UK’s Chief Executive Officer to recruit the company’s first Chief Marketing Officer, as well as a Digital Commercial Director. The activity was led by Spectrum’s Managing Partner, Daniel Osmer.

The Brief was to search for suitable executives who could add expertise to the leadership team with specific regard to eCommerce, but, importantly, to source those who could deliver this expertise as part of a broader skillset, and in a fully collaborative way that would deliver enhanced value across the company’s interdependent print, digital, data and advertising platforms.

Michel Koch was successfully appointed as Chief Marketing Officer, reporting to Chief Executive Officer Marcus Rich; and Stewart Fox-Mills was appointed as Digital Commercial Director to lead the company’s Homes Network brands in a role that reports to Group Managing Director, Lifestyle, Fiona Dent.

Marcus Rich commented: “With a solid background in eCommerce, data and analytics, Michel is a fantastic addition to Time Inc. UK’s executive team. Michel’s focus will be on helping us have a greater understanding of our customers, what their passions are, how they interact with us and what their purchase journey is. This knowledge will help us expand into new ventures and launch new products”.

Michel Koch said: “It is a thrill for me to join Time Inc. UK at such a perfect stage in the company’s evolution. Content and inspiration have never been so high on everyone’s radar, and both content and data are key to every brand’s strategy. The convergence of content and commerce is only in its infancy, and as leaders in the market, we intend to be at the forefront of innovation to engage with customers in a 360° relationship.”

Read Time Inc. UK’s press release here.

We were delighted to have the opportunity to support Time Inc. UK at this particularly innovative and exciting stage in the company’s evolution. I wish the executive team every success in leading the convergence of content and eCommerce for the benefit of consumers across its various platforms and titles.

Daniel Osmer, Managing Partner, Spectrum

Case Study Overview



Work Completed
Chief Marketing Officer; Digital Commercial Director

Daniel Osmer