Bauer Media announces Andrew Cook as new director of sales

Bauer Media has announced the appointment of Andrew Cook as Director of Sales, with Paul Gardiner, the current Commercial Director, departing the business.

Andrew Cook joins Bauer Media as Director of Sales with close to 30 years of experience in Australia’s publishing and broadcast industry. Andrew currently sits as General Manager of Sales for The Australian and the News Prestige Network.

Prior to NewsCorp, Andrew was Director of Media Sales at SBS and worked at ACP Magazines (now Bauer Media) where he held various roles including Head of Brand Sales, and Sales Director of Men’s Lifestyle. Andrew has also worked at Fairfax on the Sydney Morning Herald and the Sun Herald.

Brendon Hill, CEO at Bauer Media Australia said: “Andrew is a consummate professional and we are delighted he is joining the Bauer Media business. His outstanding experience across some of Australia’s top media businesses in various management and leadership roles will be a great addition to our executive team.”

Of his new appointment, Andrew Cook commented: “ I’m really excited to be joining the leadership team at Bauer, the leading publisher of magazine brands in Australia. I’m looking forward to working with Brendon and the rest of the team in the coming months. I believe Bauer offers a unique opportunity for clients to connect with their deeply engaged audiences across their print, digital, social and event platforms.”

After close to fifteen years with Bauer Media in New Zealand and Australia, Paul Gardiner will depart the business and return to New Zealand with his family to take on a new venture.

Brendon Hill, CEO at Bauer Media Australia concluded: “Paul has had a long, successful career at Bauer Media in New Zealand and Australia, and his contribution to the business has been greatly appreciated.