Media veteran appointed as Chairman.
Texere Publishing Ltd is pleased to welcome Peter Phippen to its board of directors. Peter has more than 30 years’ experience in the media industry and will take up the role as Chairman of the Board.
Peter has held board positions in the UK, USA, India and Australia. For many years he was a Board Director of BBC Worldwide Ltd, for whom he developed and ran BBC Magazines; he was also President and CEO of BBC Worldwide Americas Inc, launching a number of TV channels and chairing a joint venture with Discovery Inc. He has been a Chairman of the PPA and a Treasurer of FIPP (the global magazine body). In 2011 he received the Marcus Morris Award, the highest accolade in magazine publishing.
Peter is now a Director of Immediate Media Co, a large private-equity backed magazine, and digital company and Chairman of Sift, a venture-capitalist backed, pure-play digital B2B company. He holds a number of other non-executive positions and has also founded East West Relations Ltd. to help western media companies identify and secure opportunities in India, where he was born.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the talented team at Texere. I like working with businesses that do things a bit differently,” says Peter. “This is a young company which is already shaking up life sciences cross-platform publishing and developing a reputation for outstanding content. There’s a great culture of collaborative working, editorial focus and commercial ambition, which is great to see in what many perceive as a traditional market, so they will grow quickly.”
“Peter has a vast wealth of experience in media and publishing and we’re delighted to welcome him as Chairman of our board,” says Andrew Davies, CEO of Texere Publishing. “Texere has achieved some tremendous milestones already and our first magazine, The Analytical Scientist, recently celebrated its second birthday. I expect 2015 to be a very exciting year for us.”
Peter will take up his duties as Chairman of the Board with immediate effect.
Here’s a little more about Texere Publishing
Established in 2012, Texere Publishing is an international cross-media publisher specializing in the scientific, technical and medical markets. The company has a portfolio of four highly successful brands – The Analytical Scientist, The Ophthalmologist, The Medicine Maker, and The Pathologist – with products spanning print magazines, websites, tablets and smartphones. All of Texere’s brands can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.
Text, textile and texture are all words derived from the same Latin verb, texere, which means to weave or to construct with elaborate care.
Texere’s scientific publications weave together diverse content strands, different multimedia platforms and global communities to produce useful, credible and stylish products.