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Claire Starkey appointed Editor in Chief of CLEO

Singapore, 4 April 2016 – SPH Magazines is pleased to announce the appointment of Claire Starkey as Editor in Chief of CLEO Singapore magazine and Targeting readers aged 20 to 29, CLEO continues to be the number one young women’s magazine in Singapore, with a strong readership of 69,000. CLEO magazine has maintained its strength, expertise and credibility in communicating to women in their twenties for the past 18 years. 

Claire joins on 4 April and brings with her a wealth of publishing expertise, having worked in the role of Editor in Chief of Girlfriend magazine and Total Girl magazine at Pacific Magazines in Sydney, Australia. 

While there, she also drove both brands’ websites and social media figures to unprecedented heights, and managed an active reader events schedule. Prior to that Claire spearheaded Youth Brand Extensions and licensing opportunities at Pacific Magazines.

Tara Barker, Group Editor for SPHM, said: “We are thrilled to have someone of Claire’s editorial calibre and drive join CLEO. We look forward to exciting changes ahead as the magazine, website and social media arms continue to evolve to better service the ever-changing needs of young women, both in Singapore and Asia. 

“We are confident Claire and her team will effectively grow CLEO and from strength-to-strength on all platforms.”

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For more information, please contact:

Vanni Cheong

Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR 
Singapore Press Holdings
DID: 6319 1553

About CLEO Singapore 

 Singapore was launched in October 1994 with a simple mission: to provide young women with a fresh, fun, intelligent, relevant and global perspective to life! After 20 years, CLEO continues to rank as Singapore’s best-selling young women’s magazine with a strong readership of 69,000 readers (AC Nielson Media Index 2015) and majority of the readers aged from 20 to 29. No other women’s magazine taps into the twenties market with the strength, expertise and credibility of CLEO.

About SPH Magazines

A leading publisher in Singapore and the region, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of media organisation Singapore Press Holdings Limited. 

With a proven track record for sterling editorial content, award-winning designs and creative solutions, SPH Magazines together with its subsidiaries, Blu Inc Holdings (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Blu Inc Media (HK) Limited and Blu Inc Media China, raise the bar as a dynamic publisher. In its stable are about 100 titles in the region, in English, Chinese and other languages, covering lifestyle, fashion, beauty, society, bridal, health, men's lifestyle, automobile, parenting, decor, new media and business. All the newsstand publications, including flagship title Her World, and other titles such as Female, Cleo, The Women's Weekly, Harper's BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan, The Peak, ICON, Home & Decor, Nuyou, Torque, Asia-Pacific Boating, AsiaSpa and LP Luxury Properties are among the highest-circulating titles and best-read in their respective lifestyle categories.

In addition, websites such as, and have extended its reach online, engaging readers with interactive content, capturing audience beyond print. 

SPH Magazines' established editorial unit provides excellent custom publishing services to major corporate clients by producing custom lifestyle magazines, newsletters and other collaterals to meet their business needs. clickTRUE Pte Ltd, an associate company of SPH Magazines, is a Pay Per Performance online marketing company specialising in Online Media Planning, Search Engine Marketing and Optimisation, Web Analytics Consultancy and Landing Page Optimisation. 

With a vision to continue regional growth, SPH Magazines is set to hold a leading position in publishing in Asia, with a presence in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines and Vietnam. 

As a Publisher of Choice, SPH Magazines aims to deliver the best to meet the diverse needs and interests of readers and advertisers.

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