The Magneto Team

Geoff Love - Managing Director

Geoff was first introduced into the automotive world as a sponsored undergraduate for the Rover Group in the 1980s but escaped to join BBC Magazines and EMAP. In early 2000, he joined the Automotive division of EMAP as publishing director before launching Octane as MD in 2003. The subsequent success and sale of Octane to Dennis Publishing led Geoff to become a director at Dennis, where he was responsible for the digital transformation of Evo, as well as leading a number of acquisitions and the launch of the International Historic Motoring Awards and Vantage magazine. A move to The Motorsport Network saw Geoff as president of their European Automotive Division and MD of Autosport Media, and subsequently CEO of AutoClassics.com. Now he’s heading up Hothouse Media, the publishing company  behind Magneto.

David Lillywhite - Editorial Director

David started in motoring media in 1992, the perfect outlet for his knowledge and enthusiasm for collector cars old and new. After time on Practical Classics, Classic Cars, Bike and a period as a freelance writer and consultant, in 2003 he co-founded Octane magazine. David stayed with Octane to its height in summer 2017, by which time he had become editorial director, overseeing not just Octane but also new launches Vantage (Aston Martin) and Enzo (Ferrari). In 2017 he became launch editor of AutoClassics.com which, in a few short months, became a global marketplace for classic cars and a trusted authority for the latest news and features. Now David is concentrating his efforts on Magneto, realising his ambition to produce the highest-quality magazine in the collector  car market.

Rob Schulp and Sue Farrow - Advertising

Rob and Sue have experience in magazines that began when they met at Haymarket Publishing in 1987. Haymarket’s automotive titles at the time included Autocar, Autosport, CAT, Classic & Sports Car, The British Motor Show Guide, The Scottish Motor Show Guide, Motor Sport, Motoring News, Your Classic and What Car? Rob went on to run events, while Sue embarked on a marathon 11-year stint working with Geoff Love and David Lillywhite on Octane magazine. During this period, Rob and Sue also worked with Geoff and David to help launch Vantage magazine. With their vast knowledge of the magazine market, Rob and Sue bring a unique set of skills, spanning magazine launches, advertising, sponsorship and event management.

Sophie Kochan - Luxury Advertising

Sophie has developed advertising sales campaigns for premium publishing brands for over 20 years, working in various mediums including magazines, newspapers and digital. She helped to establish Octane’s groundbreaking Chrono watch supplement, as well as introducing luxury clients to Evo, Vantage and The Week. During her career she has established and built an exceptional portfolio and network of clients and business contacts, and has become one of the best known and best-loved advertising figures in the watch and luxury goods world.