The BBC Magazines has promoted Simon Carrington to the post of publisher of Top Gear. He was previously the associate publisher of the Corporation's automobile magazine.
Carrington replaces Adam Wadell, who became managing director of the title in February 2008. He will also oversee the international editions of the magazine. Carrington has worked at the Mirror Group Newspapers before joining BBC Magazines as marketing manager in 2000.
Last month, the BBC strategy review said it was considering the sale of the magazines division. The future ownership of Top Gear is currently unclear.