VANESSA KINGORI has been confirmed as the new publishing director of British Vogue.
“With Vogue entering its new era, Vanessa is the clear choice for this post,” said Condé Nast managing director Albert Read. “She has shown herself to be an outstanding executive, with an ability to harness the continuing power of print while embracing the platforms, ideas and collaborations that resonate with a new generation of consumer and client.”
The St.Kitts rooted and raised Kingori was previously publisher at GQ Style and British GQ, where she oversaw the highest total annual revenue for the brand in the last decade. She was also the first female publisher during the title’s 30-year history.
Prior to her career at Condé Nast, Kingori worked at Esquire and the Evening Standard’s ES Magazine. The award-winning publisher was also honoured with an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2016, and is a member of the mayor of London’s Brexit Expert Advisory Panel.
Kingori will succeed Stephen Quinn, who is retiring after a 26-year tenure, on December 22.
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Vanessa Kingori Has Worked For Conde Nast Uk For The Last 7 Years And Was Recently Appointed Publisher Of British Gq Magazine In March 2015. She Is Also Notably The First Female Head Of The Male Dominated Brand In Over A Quarter Of A Century And The First And Only Black Publisher In Conde Nast Uk’s 100-Year History, As Well As Being The Youngest Serving Publisher Within The Company. With A Keen Interest In Youth Development, She Holds A Role As Visiting Fellow At The University Of The Arts London And Sits On The Board Of The Grange Premium Healthcare Facility In Her Native Island Of St. Kitts. She Is Also Noted As One Of Britain’s Overall Most Influential Black Briton’s On The 2016 Powerlist.