Rachael Taylor to remain at magazine as editor-in-chief.
Kathryn Bishop will step up to take over the editorship of Professional Jeweller magazine effective immediately.
Bishop has been with the magazine for the past two years, most recently acting as deputy editor.
She takes over from Professional Jeweller editor-in-chief Rachael Taylor who had been editor of the magazine since its launch in March 2010.
Bishop said: "It is with great anticipation that I take over the reins at Professional Jeweller as it continues to race ahead as the lead publication dedicated to the UK’s brilliant jewellery industry.
"Becoming editor marks both a fresh and exciting challenge for me, and a new era for Professional Jeweller, which I joined when it was just a year old. We have just celebrated the third birthday of Professional Jeweller and the magazine is a strong as ever thanks to Rachael Taylor and her vision, something I will strive to uphold and grow in 2013 and beyond. I am also thankful to Rachael for all that she has taught me and look forward to our continued work together in her role as editor-in-chief."
Taylor will remain in her role of editor-in-chief, overseeing the magazine, but will pass the day-to-day responsibilities of the editorship to Bishop.
Taylor said: "Kathryn is the perfect person to succeed me in this role. She has a genuine love of the jewellery industry that pre-dates her joining Professional Jeweller and over the past two years with us she has proven herself to be a dynamic, personable and skilled journalist.
"I have had a challenging but satisfying and fun three years building up Professional Jeweller to where it is now and I have full confidence that the magazine will continue to go from strength to strength under Kathryn’s editorship and I hope that her unique understanding and perception of the industry will bring a fresh edge."
Bishop was previously also deputy editor of Professional Jeweller‘s sister title WatchPro. While she will relinquish her day-to-day involvement with this title she will still act as a contributing editor on WatchPro.
As well as overseeing Professional Jeweller and WatchPro magazines and associated projects such as the Hot 100s and London Watch Show, Taylor will now be working on a new project for publisher ITP Promedia, launching a consumer jewellery magazine.