Juliet Rogers to leave Murdoch Books

Juliet Rogers, chief executive of food and illustrated publisher Murdoch Books, is stepping down from the publisher with immediate effect after 10 years in charge.

She will be replaced by Bruce Haslett, who ran the Time Magazine and Sports Illustrated businesses of Time-Warner in the US. Matt Handbury, chairman and owner of Murdoch Books, said Rogers had a transformational role in changing the business from "what was principally a newsagent and supermarket business into a proud and respected, professional trade publisher”.

He said: "Juliet leaves Murdoch Books with an enviable reputation as Australia's leading independent trade publisher. She has also established a powerful reach into international markets through the licensing and co-publishing of Murdoch Books' uniquely creative and ‘beautiful to hold' content, design and formatting. And she has put together a dynamic, hungry and inspired senior management team to lead our dedicated staff."