25 January 2011
SINGAPORE - Independent environmental publisher Gaia Discovery is pleased to announce a new addition to its management team. Jeremy Torr has been appointed Managing Editor in charge of content and direction for Singapore's premier green publications - Gaia Discovery (www.gaiadiscovery.com) and The Gaia Guide. His previous role was Managing Editor at Discovery Channel Magazine where he steered it to win multiple awards across the region, such as SOPA Awards and MPAS.
Jeremy is an internationally experienced editor and writer, with publishing experience in the UK, Australia and Singapore. He has worked on a wide range of publications from the Guardian to ComputerWorld, The Sydney Morning Herald to Business Review Weekly, and from Bicycle Action to Australian Biotech News - with a deal of newspaper and book writing along the way.
Since moving to Singapore almost ten years ago, he has worked on award- winning titles including SilverKris, Prestige and Discovery Channel Magazine. He brings a wealth of experience, plus a keen desire to see Singapore cement its position in the region as a key player in the maintenance and preservation of the Earth's environment.
"I have contributed to Gaia Discovery previously and I really admire the work they have done. Over the years they have consistently been the first to publicise green initiatives, and to bring people together who care about the world we live in," he says. "So when the opportunity came up to help craft the website and its contents, I jumped at it."
Mallika Naguran, founder and managing director of Gaia Discovery, is thrilled with the new team member. "Gaia Discovery reaches out to businesses in Asia Pacific, not just consumers, with a focus on positive environmental practices. Jeremy will be an asset all round to us as he has broad knowledge of science, technology, innovation, and the environment. So businesses can now have even better information on how to run sustainable operations in light of climate change and corporate social responsibility challenges."
Jeremy is an elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and committee member of the Singapore Foreign Correspondents Association. He is a frequent volunteer at the National Parks Pulau Ubin trail cleanup squad.
Gaia Publications comprise Gaia Discovery and The Gaia Guide. Gaia Discovery, established since 2008, is an independent online environmental publication (www.gaiadiscovery.com). It has local, regional and international readers from more than 100 countries daily. Gaia Discovery provides regular reviews, insights and current information on environmentally-friendly living, responsible tourism and heritage through People, Places, Planet, Adventures, Marine Life, Festivals and Video sections. The Gaia Guide is an annual consumer handbook that gives information on eco- friendly living, travel and environmental products and services. The Gaia Guide will be available both in print and online formats this April and will be distributed regionally.