Credit Strategy is announcing a restructure of its editorial team, with a new group editor and content writer, with our managing editor leaving the business later this month.
After eight years as editor and latterly managing editor, Marcel Le Gouais will sadly be leaving the business at the start of May, with his colleague Amber-Ainsley Pritchard taking the reins as group editor. Amber, who started with the company in 2016, is currently editor of Reward Strategy – a sister title to Credit Strategy.
Marcel will be joining the Insurance Insider group, part of Euromoney, and is now leading a handover process for the content team to Amber.
Alongside these changes, and as Credit Strategy continually builds and improves its proposition as a membership business, the company is also on a major recruitment drive for the editorial team, to increase and enhance our content for premium members.
Credit Strategy has in fact already hired a full-time content writer, Lauren Tavener, who has for the past 18 months been writing breaking news, in-depth analysis and cover features for the magazine on a freelance basis, as she imminently completes a masters in journalism.
The team will also be hiring a new senior journalist for both the Credit Strategy and Turnaround, Restructuring & Insolvency (TRI) News brands. This will proactively ensure the business is well placed to cover the news, analysis and activity emerging as the economy recovers but also how macro trends will crystallise for professionals working in credit, collections, lending or business recovery and turnaround roles.
Across government support including furlough, emergency business loans, and the new recovery loan scheme, along with industry support such as payment deferrals, breathing space and tailored forbearance, there has never been such intense cross-sector activity among Credit Strategy’s audiences at this scale, nor so much focus on our members.
Marcel said: “A recruitment drive, along with Amber’s knowledge, steady hand as editor and her experience over five years working across all our brands, will ensure we deliver the premium insight and intelligence for members, to keep them and their teams informed and equipped through such a fragile economic recovery.”
Amber said: “I’m delighted to be taking on the role of group editor at Shard Financial Media, to oversee the content agendas for Credit Strategy, TRI News, FSE and Reward Strategy. Having worked on each of the brands, I’m enthused to now play a leading part to ensure all our publications and platforms tackle topical issues and educate readers.
"I’m also excited to build on the strong foundations developed recently, on our premium membership offering. That means delivering more premium content in various forms – in print, online, broadcast and hopefully later this year, in person. I’d like to push the boundaries to ensure our premium members receive the highest quality multimedia content.”
Marcel added: “I’m sad to be leaving the business after such a long time. Delivering content in all its forms is a collaborative endeavour and I’d like to thank all my colleagues for support in creating and delivering the magazine, our premium insight briefings and assisting me in my role as chair of our broadcasts.
“This extends to the industry too, whose invaluable contributions to the magazine, and to our online premium content helps us fulfil on our promise to premium members, and helps nurture our membership to behave as a community.”