The Moodie Report announces key additions to its editorial team

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report is delighted to announce two key additions to its team.

Jianhong Yuan joins the company as Deputy Editor of The Moodie Report China, a new e-Zine title to be launched in March, dedicated to Chinese travel retail, tourism and airport news.

A graduate of the University of Hubei, China, as well as the University of Bath, UK, he was formerly the Editor in Business of the Changjiang Times in Wuhan and a journalist specializing in economic and social affairs at the Wuhan Evening News.

He has also worked for Southern Metropolitan News in Guangzhou and the Oriental Outlook Media Group in Shanghai.

He will report to The Moodie Report Founder & Chairman Martin Moodie and be supported by the company’s long-time research specialist, Justin Lee, working out of London and Singapore. [NOTE: To sign up for a free Year 1 subscription, please send your e-mail address to, headed ‘The Moodie Report China’].

Jianhong Yuan (left) and Gavin Lipsith (right): Bringing insight and experience to The Moodie Report team

Gavin Lipsith, a former Editor of Duty-Free News International, joins the team as Contributing Editor, filling a wide-ranging and senior remit across The Moodie Report’s various multi-media titles.

Lipsith is one of the most respected journalists in the travel retail industry and has worked alongside other members of the Moodie Report editorial team, including Martin Moodie, Dermot Davitt and John Rimmer during their respective periods at Duty-Free News International.

The Moodie Report Founder & Chairman Martin Moodie said: “Jian and Gavin bring tremendous experience, insight and enthusiasm to The Moodie Report’s growing team.

“Jian will lead our drive into the key China market, supplementing our already strong focus on travel retail’s fastest-growing sector. We have ambitious plans for The Moodie Report China, to be produced in bi-lingual format, and Jian is the perfect man to lead the project.

“Gavin needs no introduction to the trade. He has considerable industry knowledge, allied to rare reporting and commentating skills and, importantly, the sense of discretion that is key to The Moodie Report’s DNA. We’re thrilled to have him join us.”

In other team news, Danielle Fernandez has joined the company as Executive Assistant while Karen Lindsay has left to pursue another opportunity.

The Moodie Report is celebrating its tenth anniversary year in 2012. Besides the launch of The Moodie Report China, it has a number of new innovations to unveil in coming weeks.


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