Melanie Dayasena-Lowe, editor of TVBEurope and NewBay Connect, and managing editor of The IBC Daily and The BVE Daily, has left NewBay Media to pursue a new role in the iGaming industry.
Previously at Lloyd’s Cruise International, Dayasena-Lowe joined TVBEurope in 2011 as deputy editor, reporting to Fergal Ringrose. Two years later she was promoted, in recognition of all that she had achieved working on the brand, and the continuing success of the magazine, websites, newsletters, conferences and roundtable events. Editorial director Ringrose commented at the time: “We are delighted to recognise Melanie’s dedication and commitment to TVBEurope over the last two years. This promotion reinforces her central importance to our team.”
In 2013 Dayasena-Lowe hired Holly Ashford to join the team as staff writer, with the hope that “she will be a great asset to the brand”. With little prior knowledge of the broadcast industry, Ashford benefitted from Dayasena-Lowe’s patience as a mentor, gaining the skills and confidence that allowed her to take the reins when Dayasena-Lowe left on maternity leave.
Two days after leaving the office came news of the arrival of Amelie, and Dayasena-Lowe’s new role as a mum. She was welcomed back to TVBEurope some months later, and news of Amelie and her antics have continued to entertain the team to this day.
Dayasena-Lowe moves on from NewBay Media to take up an exciting new role in the iGaming industry with Pageant Media, where her management and organisational skills, friendly demeanour and positive outlook will no doubt be highly valued. James McKeown, executive editor of TVBEurope broke the news of Mel’s departure, commenting: “It has been a personal pleasure to work with Mel over the last year and a half, and I’d like to thank her for all of the hard work, dedication, and professionalism she has consistently applied to her role.”
“Melanie has taught me a lot during her time at TVBEurope,” added senior staff writer Ashford. “She will be much missed by all at NewBay Media and no doubt by the broadcast industry at large; as a great editor, manager, and friend.”