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Our Team

Management Team

Jane Raphaely

Chairman

Associated Media Publishing

Jane Raphaely is renowned for her courage in tackling touchy issues, her kindness, support and chicken soup for staff who are ill or in trouble, the many editors who have come from her stable and the contribution her magazines have made to South African culture.

For 19 years Fair Lady magazine, under her leadership, dominated the market, pioneering the promotion of black models and writers, publishing Zindzi Mandela’s poems to her father in prison, advocating sex education for children and always championing women and their causes.

In 1984 Jane left Fair Lady and went on to launch, edit and publish the South African edition of Cosmopolitan. This was followed by the acquisition and revamp of Femina magazine in 1988, and the launch of the Cosmopolitan Fashion Directory, Brides and Homes, House and Leisure and Baby & Me. In 2002 Jane was successful in bringing O, The Oprah Magazine to South Africa. In 2003 Associated Magazines acquired the license to publish Marie Claire from the Marie Claire Group.

Jane’s passion for quality journalism, her concern for the development of female potential, her ability to find and train talent, and her enthusiasm for causes have created magazines that South African women have followed faithfully. In June 2012 Jane published her autobiography, JANE RAPHAELY unedited, in which she shares her story, and her recipe for how she ‘did it’.

Jane now regularly blogs about issues close to her heart. For more on her autobiography and to read her blog,  go to www.janeraphaely.com.

Julia Raphaely

CEO

Associated Media Publishing

Julia Raphaely is a shareholder in Associated Media Publishing and CEO of the group. Since joining AMP full time in August 1993, Julia has played a significant role in establishing the company as one of the largest independent publishers of glossy women’s magazines in South Africa. More recently, the business is in the process of transitioning from being single platform to multi-platform media house. The entire business model has been re-shaped as many new exciting opportunities to build audience emerge. Having strong brands and a long term joint venture relationship with Hearst International allows AMP to play on a global and local stage.

As CEO of the company she is responsible for setting the overall strategic direction and creating a vision for the group; improving business results and overseeing the group’s day-to-day operations.

Julia completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Cape Town in 1987, after which she studied at the AAA School of Advertising (graduating with honours from the latter). She also completed a Master’s degree in Interactive Telecommunication at the University of New York in 1993. Julia is married and has two children.

Editorial Team

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Tiaan Nagel

Editor

House and Leisure

For the last five years he has been working in the dynamic and testing environment of print media today. He started out as a freelance contributor to Elle Décor then started consulting for Times Media on their home/interior suite, conceptualizing the look and feel and the editorial direction with the editor. Since then, he has developed their fashion suite and has extended this platform from newspaper into magazines.

Kerrie Simon-Lawrence

Acting Editor

Cosmopolitan

Sally Emery

Editor

Good Housekeeping / Goeie Huishouding

Sally Emery is a senior journalist with more than 25 years’ experience on magazines and newspapers, and has edited several titles in South Africa, Hong Kong
and the United Arab Emirates. A former deputy editor of Cosmopolitan SA, Sally rejoined Associated in 2011 to launch Good Houskeeping/Goeie Huishouding.

Jackie May

Editor

Marie Claire

Jackie joins Marie Claire from daily newspaper The Times, where she most recently edited the Cape Town edition. Before that, she worked across multiple
media gaining considerable experience for today’s media challenges. Jackie’s professional loves are ‘getting the story’, amusing readers and producing content
beautifully. In a world where there is an abundance of free content, Jackie believes quality content that the reader can trust and that is an enriching experience
has never been more important. She also understands that the reader needs to be entertained: playful, irreverent content sells better, informs more and has
greater impact than content that isn’t.