People on the move featuring ITV, Dentsu Aegis Network, Jungle Creations, GiveMeSport and Vice

Karren Brady, Dominic Shine and Carolyn McCall

This week has seen another wave of appointments and departures at brands, media owners and agencies. The Drum has rounded up the key moves from the EMEA, APAC and North America regions below.


Carolyn McCall, chief executive of easyJet and former Guardian boss, will become ITV's next chief executive following the departure of Adam Crozier in June.

McCall, who has been leading the airline company for seven years, is set to take up the role in January 2018. ITV's finance director Ian Griffith is interim chief executive.

Dentsu Aegis Network

Dentsu Aegis Network, headquartered in London, this week appointed Dominic Shine as global chief technology officer, a new role for the network.

In this role Shine will oversee both technology strategy and day-to-day technology management, in addition to taking on a significantly broader remit across the technology, innovation and data agendas. He joins the business on 1 October 2017.

The role will support the company ambition to become a 100% digital economy business by 2020.


L’Oréal’s chief marketing officer for western Europe, Hugh Pile, is taking a one-year sabbatical to work at his family business, Blue Sky Holdings. He will replaced by Stéphane Bérubé, chief marketing officer at L’Oréal Canada.

Jungle Creations

Jungle Creations, the company behind content sharing page Viral Thread, has announced a raft of new appointments to its London team.

Nat Poulter joins as chief operating officer from MailOnline, where he was head of programmatic. He will be responsible for the day to day running of the business and digital revenue.

Sefton Monk has also come on board as chief technology officer and Rukiyah Khatun has been hired as head of purpose. Ayah Othman – formerly senior finance analyst at Ofcom – joins as head of finance, while Hannah Watson has been named head of communications and Srah Ricketts as head of SEO.

Founded by 26-year-old Jamie Bolding, Jungle Creations is also set to expand its New York office and set up shop in LA.


Baroness Karren Brady, vice chair of West Ham United and Lord Sugar's Apprentice aide, has been named as chair of Sir Philip Green's Taveta, the parent company of Arcadia. She replaces Lord Anthony Grabiner, who resigns after 15 years following a bumpy year marred by the collapse of BHS.


Space has appointed Jamie King as its new strategy director. King joins from Live & Breather where he held the position of executive planning director.

King will work across the creative agency's client portfolio, which includes William Grant & Sons, Heineken, Arla Foods and General Mills. He will be responsible for the strategic output of the agency and strengthening its planning and insight capabilities, reporting into managing partners Jason Nicholas and David Atkinson.


Online sports publisher GiveMeSport this week made a raft of senior appointments from rival publishers. Mimi Turner joins as senior strategy advisor, tasked with developing a data strategy around how its audience responds to its content emotionally, working to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) and custom technology into the news flow, and helping the business on brand strategy.

Turner was the Lad Bible’s marketing director for two years and become the senior vice president of strategy at Vice in November last year, a role she left in May.


Meanwhile, Jack Bannerman, the group account director at Vice, joins as joint head of commercial partnerships alongside Adrian Manian, former senior agency partner at the Lad Bible.

Ryan Skeggs, who was formerly head of programmatic at Bauer Media and the Daily Mail, has been appointed programmatic general manager.


Paul Frampton, chief execuitve of Havas Media Group UK & Ireland, has joined Yourfeed as a non-executive director. He will also be advising and mentoring Jack Parsons, the chief executive of the online platform. Yourfeed aims to connect millennials to 'purposeful opportunities'.

Frampton said: “I fell in love with the Yourfeed promise and pledge. I passionately believe that the system whereby young people find employment is broken and has failed so many millennials. Young people should not be judged solely on their qualifications, but on their ability, ambition and passion.”


Stink Studio’s has promoted Jax Ostle-Evans to the newly created role of managing director of the UK following the promotion of James Britton to global managing director in June 2017.


Aesop Agency has appointed Ben Callis to the role of ECD. Callis joins from a two-year stint as creative director/producer at Breakneck Films. Prior to this he was group creative director at Huge and before that creative director at Sapient Nitro.


Amnet, the trading desk company for Dentsu Aegis Network, has strengthen its management team after hiring Conrad Tallariti for its newly created role of general manager for Southeast Asia to oversee its businesses in the region.

The former LinkedIn head of agencies in Southeast Asia and North Asia will lead the client servicing, product development, analytics, and marketing teams in his new role and will report to Anna Chan, regional managing director at Amnet.

Spark Foundry

John Antoniades has joined Spark Foundry as managing director, global business.

Effective immediately, Antoniades will work to drive the newly rebranded agency outside of the US.


Rachel Whetstone, is joining Facebook as vice president of global communications of Whatsapp, Instagram and Messenger.

Recently, Whetstone left her role as top public relations and policy exec at Uber and has previously worked at Google as the top of its communications and policy unit.


Warschawski has promoted Corin Tahinos from junior designer to designer.

Since joining the agency in 2016, Tahinos has worked with GridLion, Heritage Training & Shooting Center and many more.


After confirming their departures from Possible, Shane Atchison and Jason Burby have revealed that business analytics software company Domo is their next stop.

Announced earlier today on LinkedIn by Atchison, the move puts the outgoing Possible chief executive officer (he departs in January) into the chief marketing role at the Alpine, Utah-based company. Burby will become chief customer success officer. According to Forbes, Domo, a leader in cloud computing, is a $2.3bn business.


Dubbed the 'Uber of private jets', Victor has poached a former Uber manager to head up its North American marketing. Ryann Richardson has joined the company as vice president of marketing after two years at Uber, where she joined as marketing manager before being promoted to regional manager of US east partnerships.

Dan Northover, CMO at Victor, said she will play a "vital role in helping further extend Victor’s North American presence. It is great to have her on board.”

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