Lisa Hughes headshot
Harvard University, B.A.
Year joined SPS

Lisa Hughes received her B.A from Harvard University in 1982. In February 2020, she became the first female publisher and CEO of The Philadelphia Inquirer in the paper’s 192-year history, after joining the Inquirer’s board of directors in 2018.

Prior to that, she served as Publisher and Chief Business Officer of The New Yorker from 2009-17, where she was named Advertising Age’s Publisher of the Year in 2017. Ms. Hughes has held a number of other leadership positions at Condé Nast, including Vice President and Publisher of Condé Nast Traveler and Publisher of House & Garden.

Her son Iain G. Hughes is a member of the Form of 2017; her daughter Livia C. Hughes, the Form of 2019. Other SPS relatives include her grandfather, Horace F. Henriques 1917; her father, the late Horace F. “Harry” Henriques, Jr. ’47; and her brothers, Dr. Horace F. Henriques III ’73 and Peter G. Henriques ’76. She lives with her family in Manhattan.

Board Memberships / Service
Board of Directors for The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, member; Civic Leadership Council of the PHL COVID-19 Fund, member; The News Media Alliance Board of Directors, member; The Forum of Executive Women, Elected Member; St. Paul’s School Alumni Association Executive Committee, member (2014-20); Alumni Horae board member (2007-14); Form Agent (1988-2016); The XIX Society, co-founder (2016)