Future Group has announced the departure of Dylan Rogers as editor of Business Traveller Africa magazine.
That’s after informing publisher Richard Lendrum of his intentions to pursue more personal projects towards the end of last year.
Rogers leaves after nearly nine years as editor of Business Traveller Africa magazine, the trade publication servicing the South African travel industry, having joined Future Group in April of 2011.
“Dylan joined us with little or no experience in the travel industry, but with a strong background in news and content,” says Lendrum. “But he quickly got to grips with the intricacies of the South African travel market, as well as embracing the client-facing aspect I envisioned for the role. As a result, Business Traveller Africa was able to enjoy some of its most commercially-successful years under his stewardship.”
This included successful forays into Nigeria and Kenya, with Business Traveller Africa building on its existing South African base and taking its offering to a broader African audience, and the launch of the Business Traveller Africa Awards in Johannesburg in 2012.
“I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve achieved over the past nine years and I look back fondly on the relationships I’ve built in the South African travel space, which has provided me with the opportunity to understand the various players – big and small – and tailor marketing solutions that have delivered tangible value,” says Rogers. “This has been a real privilege and given me a different take on what makes for commercially-attractive content.”
Kate Kennedy – who has worked as a journalist on Business Traveller Africa for the past six years – takes over from Rogers, who will be pursuing a number of projects in the content space, including continuing his role as contributor and sports anchor on Hot919’s Big Jo’burg Drive.
For more information, contact Richard Lendrum or Dylan Rogers.
Richard Lendrum – firstname.lastname@example.org; 082 653 7185
Dylan Rogers – email@example.com; 071 670 6667