CALLING BILL: Jamie Bill has been named executive director of Condé Nast Global Development, a new post similar to the one Gina Sanders held until earlier this year. Bill has been publishing director of British GQ and GQ Style since 2004, and serves on the board of directors of Condé Nast Britain. He was previously publisher of Condé Nast Traveler, and before that had held a variety of roles at the National Magazine Company, now Hearst UK.
He will be based in London, with the job of generating new business across borders, platforms and categories, and coming up with creative opportunities and bespoke solutions. The company said his successor at GQ would be named shortly.
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From September until January of this year, Sanders’ title was president of Global Development. The former president and chief executive officer of WWD parent Fairchild Fashion Media, Sanders was set to work out of New York and Paris. In January, Sanders confirmed her role had changed, and she’d remain in New York to be part of a team working on “developing investment strategies.”
The Global Development headquarters also moved to London from New York. Bill will report to the senior management of Condé Nast International and in the U.S., which is headed by Jonathan Newhouse. “Jamie is one of the most experienced, effective publishing executives in the organization, with the drive and know-how to get things done. He is just the right person to take on this important challenge,” said Nicholas Coleridge, president of Condé Nast International.
Bob Sauerberg, president of Condé Nast U.S., said Bill is known and respected on both sides of the Atlantic, and called him “a publisher of high caliber.”