Net-a-Porter and Porter editor-in-chief and global content director Lucy Yeomans has announced that she will be stepping down.
Global content director Sarah Bailey will become Porter’s acting editor-in-chief in addition to her role of overseeing digital editorial, according to Business of Fashion.
It has not been confirmed where she will be moving to outside of the organisation, but Yeomans said in an Instagram post: “And now inspired and super excited to embark on my next venture — will reveal all very soon!! Thank you again to my wonderful team, all our brilliant creative and brand partners and the many, many new friends I have made along the way.”
Alison Loehnis, president of Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter, commented on the move: “Lucy has been a driving force behind the development of our pioneering content and has built Porter into an award-winning, world-renowned proposition. I have loved working with her and would like to express my sincere thanks to Lucy for her passion, creativity and commitment and wish her every success in her next venture.”
Yeomans said: “I have enjoyed the most wonderful 6 and half years at Net-a-Porter and am incredibly proud of all that that has been achieved by my team and I during this time. I am particularly proud of having created Porter, a game-changing new global editorial brand that has empowered and celebrated Incredible Women from its launch. I would like to thank my phenomenal team for their energy, talent and constant ambition for the brand, and, of course, all of the YOOX Net-a-Porter Group leadership for their support. As Porter hits its 5-year anniversary milestone, it feels like the perfect time to take on an exciting new challenge.”
Yeomans was appointed as Net-a-Porter editor-in-chief in March 2012 after stepping down from her role as editor of Harper’s Bazaar, a title she had held since 2000. She then founded Porter magazine in 2014.