Kevin Costello

Haymarket Media Group

Kevin Costello

He has managed the company’s transition from a UK-based print publisher to an award-winning international specialist media, information and technology group.

Headquartered in Twickenham in the UK, Haymarket has around 2,000 staff operating more than 70 market-leading brands in its chosen sectors, across territories including the US, Asia, India and Germany.

Haymarket operates consumer and business divisions; has a growing live events business and runs a leading content marketing agency: Haymarket Network. Most recently, Haymarket launched a major new auto tech division, Haymarket Automotive.

Haymarket’s iconic brands include: Campaign, PR Week, What Car?, Autocar, Stuff, FourFourTwo, Spikes Asia, Clinical Advisor and the British Style Collective. Haymarket produces content for blue chip brands including the IAAF, Volkswagen Group, the British Army and the CIPD.

Kevin began his career in publishing as a graduate at Reed Business Information. He then moved into advertising, where he spent a number of years in a range of different roles, including account management, media buying & planning and new business development.

Joining Haymarket as a consultant in 1994, Kevin has enjoyed a wide variety of roles across the Group: running the business and consumer divisions, developing the live events arm and overseeing the growth of Haymarket Network. He was named Group CEO in 2010.

Kevin is on the board of Frontline, the UK’s leading magazine sales and distribution company. He has been chair of the Professional Publishers Association, and he is responsible for leading Haymarket’s long-term involvement with the Richmond Education and Enterprise Partnership, which most recently saw the launch of The Richmond upon Thames School in September 2017.

Kevin has one dog, one cat and two very grown-up daughters, as well as a passion for all things sport.