Mongoose Publishing names director of business development

Mongoose Publishing has appointed Patrick Brennan as its new director of business development - a role in which he will be responsible for the domestic and international strategy and business growth of Mongoose in Asia.

Brennan is an experienced media professional and has worked across North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia, where he will now be based permanently.

Brennan's international experience includes five years in Tokyo as regional director for the Financial Times as well as VP business development at CMP Media LLC principally focused on China and India and as vice president business development Asia-Pacific & Latin America at Hearst Magazines International.

Most recently, he was advising a number of start-up and established digital and print media companies.

The appointment comes soon after the publishing company saw the departure of managing director, Russell Channon.

Group CEO Graham Paling said: "At Mongoose, we recognise that we have to constantly deliver the very best for our readers and commercial partners.

"I have worked with Patrick for many years during his time at Hearst. Bringing such a respected and talented individual as Patrick into the company was a fantastic opportunity and I am delighted that he has agreed to come and work with us at Mongoose."

"We have enjoyed a time of extensive growth since 2007 with the launch of Time Out Kuala Lumpur, Esquire Malaysia, ELLE Malaysia, Women's Health Malaysia, taking over Men's Health Malaysia, and the opening of our Singapore operation, launching Esquire Singapore and taking on Time Out Singapore. Patrick is a key component of our drive to now take Mongoose to the next level."

Brennan will join Mongoose on October 13th 2015.