Fairfax hires events manager

Fairfax Media chief executive Greg Hywood has announced the appointment of Andrew McEvoy as the managing director of Fairfax Media Events.

Mr McEvoy will start the role in January 2014, as he transitions from his current role as managing director of Tourism Australia.

Mr Hywood said:  “Andrew’s brief is to rapidly develop what is already a core strength of Fairfax Media. Events are a growth sector in the Australian economy and Andrew’s appointment will drive new revenue and greatly enhance Fairfax’s performance in the sector.”

Mr McEvoy said of his appointment: “I’m excited by the opportunity to join Fairfax as it seeks to grow revenue in areas that capitalise on core strengths such as events and content creation.”

He began his career as a journalist with News Limited and has had significant offshore experience.

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