The Faces Behind The Brand
Editor-in-Chief - Claire Starkey
My job is… working with the CLEO team to create the witty, pretty, all-round excellent content you read in print, online and everywhere else.
My guilty pleasure is… I would say ice cream and Dance Moms, but to be honest, there’s very little guilt involved in either…
Senior Art Director - Tan Lin Kuan
My job is… working with the Editor-in-Chief to produce a competitive editorial product. I lead a team of designers in laying out the pages and set the design direction.
My guilty pleasure is … staying in and eating and sleeping in bed all day…
Senior Designer - Sheryl Seah
My job is… trying to create awesome layouts. But most of the time, all I do is kerning.
My guilty pleasure is… sneakers and cuddly kittens.
Designer - Leong Li Yuan
My job is … creating nice layouts, GIFs, illustrations and sometimes, even helping out as a part-time model.
My guilty pleasure is… shopping!
Senior Beauty Editor - Cynthia Chew
My job is… to keep our readers and beauty junkies up to date on the hottest beauty trends.
My guilty pleasure is… matte lipsticks.
Fashion Director - Janice Pidduck
My job involves.. conceptualising shoots, features and convincing the Editor-in-Chief that my weird and wonderful fashion ideas will really work!
Fashion Stylist/Writer - Cheryl Chan
My job is… the fashion voice, arms and legs of the magazine. I also advise people to buy one too many chokers.
My guilty pleasure is… super trashy reality TV shows from the UK that cause your brain cells to deplete as you watch them.
Sub-editor - Syafii Ghazali
My job is… checking and editing all written content, making sure it’s accurate, easy to read, and grammatically sound. I’m also CLEO’s resident tech geek.
My guilty pleasure is… cheesy pop songs, especially on karaoke nights!
Features Writer - Sophie Hong
My job is… covering lifestyle and entertainment stories for CLEO.
My guilty pleasure is… Overwatch. Damn you, Blizzard Entertainment.
Digital Writer - Hidayah Idris
My job is… my job makes for a great excuse to watch YouTube videos, catch up on celeb goss and do online shopping.
My guilty pleasure is… EXO’s Kyungsoo. Not too guilty about it, though. And cute cat videos, but I try not to admit that lest my cat gets jealous.
Editorial Assistant - Adora Wong
My job is… doing lots of stuff for CLEO.
My guilty pleasure is… sleeping in on moon days. It’s great.
Director of Marketing and Circulation - Lin Shaomei
My job is… dealing with numbers and stats, and a lot of talking.
My guilty pleasure is… my daily Kopi Si.
Marketing Manager - Imelda Koh
My job is… challenging myself each day to bring out the best in my team to bring you the greatest experience from CLEO.
My guilty pleasure is… getting into couch potato mode after the completion of a CLEO event.
Marketing Assistant - Gina Chua
My job is... creating and executing marketing campaigns to engage you to know more about CLEO!
My guilty pleasure is… bubble tea. I’m addicted!
Marketing Assistant - Wong Jia Min
My job is… Marketing Minion, who assists in all things that markets CLEO to the masses.
My guilty pleasure is… watching Mean Girls way too many times.
Head of Sales and Marketing - Gwendolyn Ho
Advertising Director - Sandra Chua
My job is… making $$$ for the company!
My guilty pleasure is... online shopping!
Senior Account Manager - Tasha Nicole
My job is… to develop new business accounts, service existing clients’ portfolio, and to recommend and customise the best platforms available for the benefit of clients.
My guilty pleasure is… sleeping late.
Account Executive - Tricia Chan
My job is… being the key point of contact between CLEO and its corporate clients, answering queries, offering expert advice and introducing new products.
My guilty pleasure is… chocolate! It’s my ultimate weakness!
Group Editor - Tara Barker
My job is… organising, scheduling, preparing invoices, strategising… But I also write some posts on sex and relationships – and that’s fun!
My guilty pleasure is… looking for decor and DIY pics on social media. I get all inspired… then realise I’d rather look at other people’s efforts.
Head of Digital and Integrated Solutions - Eileen Chia
My job is… helping clients navigate their way through our platforms of print, digital and social; and work with the sales, editorial and marketing teams to ensure a seamless experience and engagement of the CLEO brand and content.
My guilty pleasure is… eating potato chips while reading in bed (ideally on a rainy day).