ment's new managing director. He succeeds Cris Derby, managing director of EMAP Healthcare & PSM, who has decided to step down after 34 years with LGC.
As editor and later managing director, Cris established LGC as the clear commercial and editorial market leader. He developed LGC's book, exhibition and conference operations, and launched LGCnet in 1992, long before the internet caught on.
Jake said: 'We are all immensely grateful to Cris for what he has done for the company, and I am very pleased he has agreed to continue to advise EMAP PSM as a consultant. Cris was a pleasure to work with, and a generous adviser. He will be a tough act to follow, but I am confident that we can build on Cris' strong foundations by making the business even more innovative and successful.'
LGC editor Richard Vize said: 'Cris will always be remembered for establishing LGC as the dominant title in the local government market. His foresight in the way he developed both the magazine and LGCnet was the bedrock for LGC's success.'