Pacific Magazines group publisher weekly titles Fiona Legdin (pictured) has announced the appointment of Louisa Hatfield (pictured) as editor-in-chief of its flagship women’s weekly brand New Idea.
Hatfield has been acting editor-in-chief for the past 12 months, while incumbent Kim Wilson was on maternity leave. Wilson has decided not to return to the role, which she had held for five years.
Hatfield has previously been editor-in-chief of Woman’s Day, TV WEEK, Take 5 and NW, as well as working for The Sydney Morning Herald and Sunday Magazine. She also spent three years in TV as the executive producer of Mornings.