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Campaign Asia-Pacific managing director Tim Waldron and tech editor Babar Khan Javed exit

Advertising industry trade publication Campaign Asia-Pacific has seen two key personnel exit the title in the last few weeks including managing director Tim Waldron, who had been with parent company Haymarket for 30 years.

Waldron left in early July while Babar Khan Javed exited in August, the latter having worked for Campaign first as South East Asia editor and then as technology editor for just over a year in total.

Waldron was with Haymarket for 30 years

Campaign Asia-Pacific brand director Atifa Silk told Mumbrella in a statement that Waldron joined Haymarket in 1989, as a classified sales executive in the United Kingdom.

He was also the first full-time employee for the company in Singapore in 2000, when he moved here to establish Haymarket’s presence in South East Asia. He then relocated to Hong Kong in 2001, where he still lives today.

Brand director Silk

“During his time at Haymarket, Tim made a significant contribution to the company’s growth, and establishing Haymarket’s position as a market leading events business, specifically in the marcoms and finance sectors,” said Silk.

“He was instrumental in managing the company’s acquisitions in Asia, joint venture partnerships and building the business.”

On leaving the business, Waldron said: “It has been a privilege to be part of Haymarket, both here in Asia and in the UK. Over the last 30 years, it has been an extraordinary journey; although the media landscape has changed significantly, my enthusiasm for Haymarket’s quality of products, content and the people behind them is as strong today as it was when I joined the company nearly three decades ago.

“I have many proud achievements having seen Haymarket Media Asia grow and successfully transition its business model, but none more so than the legacy that I leave behind in Asia – that is our people and the strength of our brands.”

Costello expressed his “genuine thanks and best wishes” for Waldron

London-based Haymarket Media Group CEO Kevin Costello said Waldron left “with our genuine thanks and best wishes,” adding: “Tim has been a real advocate of change within the business helping manage the transition from being a traditional magazine publisher to a truly multi platform media company.

“This transition is reflected in the diversification of revenue streams in the region, where latest forecasts show 53% of our turnover now comes from our live events business and 24% from digital revenue.”

Mumbrella has approached both Waldron and Silk for further comment.

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