NatMag marks centenary with list of 100 most influential women

Author JK Rowling tops the list which drawn up by editors across National Magazine's titles, includi

The National Magazine Company celebrated 100 years in the UK on Sunday by unveiling a list of the country's 100 most influential women.

Harry Potter author JK Rowling topped the list which was drawn up by editors across National Magazine's stable of 20 titles, including Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar and Company.

Runner-up Victoria Beckham, the Queen, singer Cheryl Cole and the Prime Minister's wife Samantha Cameron were among others in the top ten.

National Magazines, owned by US publishing giant Hearst, reported a pre-tax profit of £1.3m in the year to 31 December 2009. It has claimed more than 20 per cent growth in its advertising pages in 2010, making it one of the top performing publishers in the UK, Campaign reports.

The company recently promoted publishing director Matt Salmon to the newly created role of group commercial director, responsible for all advertising strategies across its portfolio, Campaign adds.