Blog | 14 January 2016

Jackie Garford promoted to position of Managing Director

River is delighted to announce that Jackie Garford, Group Publishing Director and River Board member since March 2014, has been promoted to the position of Managing Director.

Jackie has been with River for nearly 10 years, joining in 2006 as Group Account Director for The Sunday Times Travel Magazine. In that time, she has taken responsibility for a number of titles and accounts and has been instrumental in River’s growth. Jackie holds operational responsibility for running both the publishing and advertising sides of the business.

Nicola Murphy, River’s CEO, said: “This is a very well deserved promotion and I would like to thank Jackie for all her help this past year, and congratulate her on her new role.”

Jackie Garford, said: “River is a dynamic and exciting business. In my time here, it has successfully evolved from a predominantly print customer publisher to an omni-channel content and marketing agency – and this January has seen us launch our first owned media brand. I’m delighted to take on the position of MD and look forward to the future with excitement and anticipation.”

For more information on River, please contact Nicola Murphy, CEO, on 020 7420 6450 or email: nmurphy@therivergroup.co.uk.

Pares Tailor
Pares Tailor
Head of Digital Content Experience

Pares is a digital native with two decades of experience. He currently heads the digital department at The River Group and an absolute nerd who loves to play with strategy, content, design, and data; @parestailor.