People on the move: Hires and departures at Channel 4, Deloitte, JustGiving, Mars and more
This week has seen another wave of appointments and departures at brands, media owners and agencies. The Drum has rounded up the key hires below.
JustGiving has appointed Mark Hodgson as chief commercial officer
Channel 4 has appointed Orpheus Warr to the role of chief technology officer (CTO) to oversee its adoption of emerging channels.
Warr will be responsible for managing on a technical level Channel 4’s broadcast management, distribution and operations.
He leaves his previous role as Channel 4 chief architect and head of technical strategy, now reporting to the broadcaster's director of strategy and technology Keith Underwood.
Deloitte US has appointed Cathy Engelbert as its new chief executive officer, to replace Joe Echevarria, and breaking the trend of male-only CEOs among the 'big four' firms.
Engelbert has been with the US auditing chapter of Deloitte LLC, Deloitte and Touche LLP, for almost 30 years. Most recently, she served as the firm’s chairman CEO.
Social charity donation platform JustGiving has appointed Mark Hodgson to the newly created role of chief commercial officer.
Hodgson, who joins from Google where he ran the Global Partner Program for its Google for Work division, will help accelerate JustGiving’s growing global presence and will have responsibility for developing its crowdfunding platform.
Mars has promoted Michele Oliver to lead UK marketing, replacing Michael Magee who has been promoted to lead the confectioner’s marketing in Europe.
Oliver, who was UK strategy director, replaces Magee as vice president of marketing after he was tasked with heading up Mars’ marketing in Europe and Eurasia.
She has worked for Mars for more than 20 years and held a range of marketing leadership roles at a local, regional and global level.
Everyday Health, the digital health and wellness company, has appointed Publicis global group president, North America of Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, Michael du Toit to the newly created role of president.
He will take on the role with the brief of managing the strategy for the business, which will include product, editorial and sales development, while taking its strategic direction and growth.
Dentsu Singapore’s chief executive, Rosalynn Tay has been handed the newly created position of chief executive of Dentsu Aegis Network Singapore, which will see her control all eight of the network brands in the country, with a new management structure set to be introduced as well.
Tay’s new role will see Audrey Kuah, chief executive of Aegis Singapore take on the expanded role of chief client officer for the network in Southeast Asia.
Meanwhile Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) Scotland has named David Crawley as managing partner and joins from Talon Scotland, where he has spent the last year as a director.
Crawley will work with both the Carat and iProspect Denstu Aegis brands in Scotland having taken up the role in January.
VCCP has appointed Mark Harricks as executive creative director (ECD) for Australia, as the agency continues to grow in the market.
Harricks, who joins VCCP having built his experience in the region at JWT, DDB and Clemenger BBDO, will work alongside fellow ECD Dean Hunt to lead VCCP’s creative output across agency clients such as Compare the Market, Appliances Online and ING Direct.
M&C Saatchi has announced that Camilla Kemp has been appointed to the newly-created role of chief operating officer, with Clare Willetts promoted to managing partner of the agency.
Formerly managing partner, Kemp will work alongside chief executive officer Tom Bazeley, focusing on streamlining the agency’s processes and overseeing finance.
As managing partner Willetts will oversee the Blue Cross and Doddle accounts as well as initiatives for the likes of Douwe Egberts.
Additionally Ian Prager has been newly appointed as the agency's managing director and Caroline Dolan has been promoted to the role of head of business.
Razorfish has promoted its executive chairman APAC, Vincent Digonnet to the new role of chief growth and transformation officer within its international network.
The move will see Digonnet attempt to replicate the growth and transformation the digital business has seen within APAC across the rest of the network.
Leo Burnett Asia Pacific has named CSL's Danny Mok as chief executive of the company’s operations in China.
Mok will be responsible for operations in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou, reporting to Jarek Ziebinski, chairman of chief executive of Leo Burnett Asia Pacific.
The Engine Group has poached former Y&R business director Zoe Church as global director of business development as it ploughs ahead with expansion plans following its £100m acquisition by Lake Capital last year.
The deal saw market research firm ORC International and Trailer Park, an entertainment and content marketing agency, brought into the network which also houses 13 agencies including WCRS, social media agency Jam, and Mischief PR.
Grey EMEA has named chief strategist Lucy Jameson to replace Chris Hirst as chief executive officer of its London business.
Jameson is now heading up the creative shop as Hirst leaves after 12 years for rival Havas. She has been part of the senior management team in London since her arrival in 2012 from DDB where she was executive strategy officer.
Lowe Open has named Emma Perkins as executive creative director.
Perkins, who was previously a creative director at Cheil with a focus on retail innovation, will reunite with former Saatchi & Saatchi X colleagues; chief executive, Anthony Hopper and Simon Goodall, current chief executive and chief strategy officer of Lowe Open.
Ad agency 180 has hired Mike Harris to fill a newly created position, global chief strategy officer.
The agency, which has offices in both Amsterdam and Los Angeles, said in a release that Harris will work with both offices and drive new business growth as well as tackle high-level strategic opportunities.
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Crispin Reed has been named as managing director of JDO Brand Design and Innovation, tasked with capitalising on the agency’s success and continuing growth.
Reed, who for the last 10 years has held managing director roles at brand and innovation consultancies including Sterling Brands and Brandhouse, takes over the role from Tim Jebb who is stepping down as managing director to focus on the role of chairman and client business director.
Mel Edwards has been named as Wunderman chief executive, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) with immediate effect.
Based in London, the role sees Edwards take responsibility for 3,000 people in 78 offices across the region, reporting directly to global chief executive officer Mark Read.
Additionally, David Lloyd has been appointed by Wunderman to a new role leading data strategy and insights.
Lloyd joins the agency from TMW Unlimited where he worked for 11 years, and will be working closely with the planning team to focus on driving innovation.
Sega has promoted Anna Downing to head of product marketing, reporting to Jon Rooke, marketing director, Europe.
Downing has been at Sega for over five years, having been heavily involved in the UK and EMEA marketing of the Football Manager series during this time. She will now head up the international product marketing team based at the gaming company’s European headquarters.
PPL has hired BBC Worldwide’s Mary Beer as director of marketing and PR.
Beer will lead the music licensing company's marketing and PR team to increase awareness of the organisation and music licensing amongst UK businesses, performers and the wider music industry to maximise revenues for PPL members.
Integrated communications agency Thinkzest has appointed Tony Enright as its new creative director.
Enright previously held posts at Saatchi & Saatchi, Sapient Nitro, Wunderman and more.
He has over 20 years’ experience in the industry and has produced work for clients such as Kelloggs, Samsung and British Airways.
Retail and brand consultancy Fitch has announced changes to its leadership structure with two senior promotions in the Asia Pacific region.
Ian Bellhouse has been appointed the role of regional chief executive for Asia Pacific and Greater China, reporting into Worldwide chief executive Simon Bolton.
Darren Watson, previously creative director for the Singapore studio, has been promoted to executive creative director to oversee creative output across all client work in the region.
3 Monkeys Communications has appointed Stuart Yeardsley as creative director and Tim Evans as interim head of planning and insights.
Yeardsley has been a board director at 3 Monkeys since joining in 2009 and Tim was previously marketing director of BT and worked with DECC and E.ON as a strategic marketing consultant.
Native pictures has expanded its operations with a newly opened New York office and added Rob Cohen and Gary McKendry to its management team.
Cohen joins the production company on the heels of shooting his latest action-adventure ad for Mountain Dew whilst McKendry has just completed work on Match.com’s ‘Delightful.com’ campaign.
Creative retail and brand agency Haygarth has appointed Suzy Ray to the newly created role of new business and marketing director.
Ray has been brought on to develop the Haygarth agency business and its profile in the industry, she will report to managing director Marcus Sandwith.
Clare Morgan has been appointed as director of content strategy at content creative agency Hangar Seven.
A former board account director at Redwood London, Morgan brings with her more than 20 years' experience in developing and implementing national and international content marketing campaigns for brands including Volvo, Land Rover, Marks & Spencer, Boots and Harvey Nichols.
The Integer Group has hired David Battrick as group director of the agency’s digital offering Digitail, and Balind Sieber as director of digital creative.
Battrick and Sieber will be tasked with enhancing the Digitail practice to strengthen the Inter Group's position the retail marketing space.
Jaywing has appointed Mitch Vidler as head of digital analytics to bolster the agency’s data science offering for its clients.
Formerly vice-president of strategy at retail intelligence specialist Symphony EYC, Vidler brings with him a wealth of experience across ad intelligence, loyalty and retention.
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