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Lorraine Candy

Lorraine Candy is luxury content director at The Sunday Times and editor in chief of Style. Previously editor of ELLE UK, she is renowned in the industry for her digital content innovation. She recently spearheaded an iconic redesign of Style and introduced Style Play, a video-only channel in front of the paywall. Lorraine has also written for The Guardian, The Daily Mail, The Times, The Sunday Times, Good Housekeeping and Suitcase magazine, on topics ranging from parenting and working women, to fashion and travel reviews.

CAREER TIMELINE

1985 - 1987 Reporter, The Cornish Times
1987 – 1990 Reporter, The Wimbledon Times
1990 – 1993 Reporter, The Daily Mirror
1993 – 1995 Woman’s editor, The Sun
1995 – 1997 Assistant editor, Marie Claire
1997 – 1998 Deputy editor, The Times’ Saturday magazine
1998 – 1999 Editor, B Magazine
1999 – 2000 Features editor, The Times
2000 – 2004 Editor in chief, Cosmopolitan
2004 – 2016 Editor in chief, ELLE UK
2017 – Luxury content director, The Sunday Times; editor in chief, Style

AWARDS AND HONOURS

2009 BSME monthly Editor of the Year award
2010 BSME monthly Editor of the Year award
2014 Named among the top 50 most influential people on Twitter by the Press Gazette
2015 PPA Game Changer of the Year award for Natasha Pearlman, ELLE deputy editor
2015 PPA Content Team of the Year award
2015 The Drum Creative Department Live award for ELLE’s #MoreWomen campaign
2017 CEW achiever award

COLUMNS

2009 – 2016 ‘I Don’t Know How I Do It’, a weekly parenting column for The Daily Mail’s Femail section
2017 – Weekly parenting column for The Sunday Times magazine

CAMPAIGNS

2014 Hearst Empowering Women
2015 ELLE #MoreWomen
2017 ¬ Style Leading Women

PUBLIC SPEAKING AND MEDIA APPEARANCES

Major speaking and hosting appearances: speaker at the Mumsnet Workfest conference (2013); host of the ELLE Style Awards (2004-2016); host of the European premiere of A Wrinkle In Time and chair of a panel discussion with Oprah Winfrey (2018); chair of the first Style Leading Women panel discussion on raising female leaders (2017).

Media appearances: regular contributor to Newsnight, Radio Four’s Today programme, Woman’s Hour, This Morning.

PERSONAL LIFE

Lorraine is a mother to four children (Sky, 15; Gracie, 14; Henry, 10 and Mabel, 6) and married to James. Her hobbies include running and swimming; for charity, she has completed triathlons, half-marathons and a swim across Lake Geneva in 2017. She is on the media advisory board of the children’s charity Theirworld and also on the membership council of the Tate art galleries. Whenever she can, she likes to return home to Cornwall with her family.

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