• PKN strengthens its editorial team with new editor Ian Ackerman (2nd right), joining managing editor and publisher Lindy Hughson (right), multi-media journalist Doris Prodanovic (2nd left), and associate editor Wayne Robinson (left).
    PKN strengthens its editorial team with new editor Ian Ackerman (2nd right), joining managing editor and publisher Lindy Hughson (right), multi-media journalist Doris Prodanovic (2nd left), and associate editor Wayne Robinson (left).
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The industry’s media hub PKN Packaging News is growing, appointing a new editor, Ian Ackerman, who will work alongside current managing editor and publisher Lindy Hughson, associate editor Wayne Robinson, multi-media journalist Doris Prodanovic, and national sales manager Sharon Amos.

Ackerman’s appointment as editor comes as the 60-year-strong PKN strengthens its position in the market, with the magazine growing year by year, the news website and news bulletin increasing in reader numbers, and the launch this month of a weekly video news bulletin.

Hughson said, “PKN Packaging News is at the centre of the rapidly evolving packaging industry. Its role in reporting, analysing, and championing the industry is recognised by the market, with all indices trending upwards last year. As such it demands editorial staff of the highest calibre.

“Ian Ackerman is a well-regarded industry journalist, who will bring his experience and insight into the dynamic packaging arena. I am delighted to have appointed him to the role of editor of PKN, I look forward to working with him, and to seeing his contribution to the packaging industry.”

Ackerman has previously worked in the oil and gas, logistics and technology media, both here and overseas, and has contributed to The Australian, Lloyd's List, and Vice Australia. He has just started in the new role, and is contactable on 02 9213 8227 or email ianackerman@yaffa.com.au.

Hughson will continue to direct and manage PKN Packaging News. She said, “PKN now has a really strong team of experienced professionals capable of delivering valuable and engaging content to the local packaging industry.”

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