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School Road Group Publisher resigns

Sido Kitchin has resigned from her position as Group Publisher of School Road Publishing and Editor of Woman.

Reflecting on her tenure, Kitchin says: “I’m hugely proud of the quality magazine brands we’ve launched in the past year – Woman, Thrive, Haven and Scout. Having a vision for these fresh titles and seeing them become a reality in print and online, and embraced by Kiwis, has been a wonderful experience. It’s been a joy to work alongside dozens of talented people who have put their hearts and souls into the magazines. For me, connecting New Zealanders through shared stories and experiences is a privilege, and I’ve worked hard to champion voices that need to be heard. 

“For my own personal reasons, it’s time for me to move on, but these magazines have an exciting future and they will always have a place in my heart.”

Kitchin resigned on September 10 and will finish on October 15, with her final issue of Woman out on October 25. 

Acting Group Publisher Susan Browne says Woman will be curated by guest editors while they recruit for a new Editor for the magazine. 

Shareholder School Road Publishing, Greg Partington says: “I want to thank Sido for her dedication, work and passion in bringing to life such unique magazines that have resonated with readers across the country, and under her leadership she also leaves behind a strong blueprint for the next chapter.”

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