Computerworld publisher IDG Communications will have a new boss when Bob Pinchin takes over from Martin Taylor, who is stepping aside after 13 years as managing director.
Taylor, who is to pursue private investment opportunities, has taken IDG from a 10-employee, one-publication start-up to its present position as one the country’s three or four largest magazine publishers, with close to 100 staff and interests in magazines, inter-net publishing, exhibitions, conferences and research.
Taylor will stay with the company until the end of September, after which he plans to get involved in early-stage investment in the IT and internet fields.
“New Zealand has to nurture more high-quality businesses at an early stage to feed the emerging venture capital industry,” he says.
Pinchin has been publisher of IDG’s six technology titles and has held various senior sales and management roles during more than a decade at the company.