Pacific Magazines veteran Wendy Moore has been appointed general manager of Foxtel’s Lifestyle group, succeeding Hannah Barnes.
Moore will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of Foxtel brands Lifestyle, Lifestyle HOME and Lifestyle FOOD across streaming, broadcast and digital.
In addition to overseeing Foxtel Original Lifestyle programs including Selling Houses Australia, Grand Designs Australia, Love it Or List it, Great Australian Bake Off and Gogglebox Australia she will take charge of international acquisitions to stream on Foxtel.
She spent the last 12 years at Seven West Media’s Pacific Magazines where she led the growth and development of key Australian brands such as Home Beautiful and Better Homes and Gardens as general manager of homes and food.
Brian Walsh, Foxtel’s executive director of television, said: “Foxtel is delighted to welcome a media executive of Wendy’s calibre and experience to the team to lead one of our most venerable and time-honoured brands, Lifestyle.
“We waited to get the leader we wanted to take the brand forward and Wendy is key to that ambition. I know that she will bring to the table an incredible wealth of lifestyle insight and knowledge, making her the ideal person to breathe new life into our Lifestyle group while maintaining the unique qualities that makes Lifestyle so loved by our viewers.”
She will start on April 29, reporting to Stephen Baldwin, director of Foxtel Networks and On Demand.