IDG Appoints Richard Willoughby VP, Human Resources

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 22, 2003 – International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading technology media company, today announced the appointment of Richard R. Willoughby to vice president of human resources. In his new position, Willoughby will be responsible for the strategic operations of IDG’s personnel function including recruitment, compensation, training, and organization development.


“Richard’s long, multi-industry HR career is appropriate for the large, multimedia company that IDG has become, but, most importantly he knows IDG’s culture and the values shared by its successful employees,” said Patrick Kenealy, CEO of IDG

During his tenure at IDG, Willoughby successfully guided PC World through many changes. Most recently, he was senior vice president of human resources for PC World, Macworld, and Infoworld, while overseeing the technology group at PC World. In this new position, Willoughby will work closely with IDG CEO Patrick Kenealy and other senior management.

“IDG must be the employer of choice in each of its business sectors,” said Richard Willoughby, vice president, human resources. “Our decentralized structure, strong brands, corporate values, and culture have given us the right organizational DNA, but it is our responsibility to create a diverse environment where smart experienced professionals can do their best work.”

Willoughby holds an MBA from Wharton and a B.A. from Amherst College. He resides in Sonoma County, California.

About International Data Group (IDG)

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more people about information technology than any other company in the world and is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and events. IDG publishes more than 300 newspapers and magazines in 85 countries, led by the Computerworld, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, PC World, and CIO global product lines. IDG offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 330 websites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events in 35 countries, and research arm International Data Corporation (IDC) provides computer industry research and analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at


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