Andy will step down from the role on 31st July 2021 to pursue other interests and Jane will join on 2nd August 2021.
In her role as Managing Director, Jane Wilkinson will bring deep expertise in subscription revenue modelling and leading businesses in times of digital and data transformation. She will be responsible for developing The Lawyer’s customer-centric approach and building on its recent transition into a multi-channel digital platform as part of Centaur’s MAP23 strategy.
Jane has over 25 years of industry experience, including 18 years at B2B data and information business Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc, where she was responsible for running Euromoney Learning Solutions and Institutional Investor & Hedge Fund Intelligence, before becoming Group Chief Marketing Officer in 2016.
The Lawyer is one of Centaur’s flagship brands and has a central role to play in delivering the business’ MAP23 strategy of achieving more than £45m in revenue and an EBITDA margin of 23% by 2023. Alongside Econsultancy, Influencer Intelligence and Mini MBA, it is a priority for investment and resource allocation going forward, says Centaur Media.
Over the course of Andy Baker’s near four-year tenure, The Lawyer has transformed its business model and revenue mix to become a multi-faceted subscription-based information provider.
Swag Mukerji, Chief Executive of Centaur, commented: “As one of our Flagship 4 brands, The Lawyer has an important role to play in supporting Centaur to achieve its objectives as set out under our MAP23 strategy. Jane’s experience in driving revenue and margin growth across data, media, B2B and B2C businesses will ensure The Lawyer is best placed to reach these objectives and I am delighted to have her onboard. Likewise, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Andy for his significant contribution to The Lawyer’s development in recent years and wish him well for the future.”
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