People on the move featuring Burberry, Dentsu Aegis Network, Facebook and more

People on the move featuring Dentsu Aegis Network, Ogilvy, Facebook 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 moves from the EMEA, APAC and North America regions below.


Burberry's vice-president operations, creative media and marketing, Paul Graham, has jumped ship to Versace.

The executive is poised to take on the role of global chief marketing officer at the Italian fashion brand.

When approached by The Drum, Burberry did not comment on whether an internal candidate would absorb Graham's former role or if it was on the lookout for a new marketing lead.

Dentsu Aegis Network

Tracy De Groose is to step down as UK chief executive of Dentsu Aegis Network, following a three-year stint with the company.

De Groose, the former managing director of Naked Communications, has not yet revealed her next career move, with the agency network likewise declining to comment on plans to find her successor at present.


Kate McGregor has been promoted to associate director of communications at Synergy.

The news follows on from the announcement that chief executive Tim Crow is to depart the company after 18 years.

The Creative Engine

The Creative Engine has appointed Gary Leahy as creative lead.

Leahy who joins from ITV where he was brand, digital and design manager, will be heading up the creative team that produces content for brands including John Lewis, Dixons Retail, Kingfisher Group, Sonos, Microsoft and more.

Offer Moments

Offer Moments has bolstered its senior team with the appointment of several directors.

The board will be chaired by venture capitalist, Michael Edelson, who has been a director of Manchester United since 1982 and who has also led Offer Moments’ investment.

In addition, Garry Partington has been appointed as chief executive at the business. He will oversee the day-to-day operations and will work with the team to grow the firm.

Additional investors, Paul Althasen, a mobile industry veteran, and Howard Simms, chief executive officer of Apadmi Ventures, the investment arm of Apadmi, will also sit on the board as non-executive directors to help the management team with the direction of the business.


Kris McKenzie has been appointed general manager EMEA at Calabrio.

Working on the brand's regional growth, McKenzie brings over 20 years industry experience to the position.


DigitalBridge has appointed Ilaria Gori as head of research to lead the computer vision and machine learning research team.

Facebook India

Facebook India's managing director Umang Bedi has decided to step down. He joined Facebook India in June 2016.

Prior Facebook, Bedi served as the managing director of the South Asia region at Adobe.


The Singapore broadcaster has appointed two government officials to its board of directors.

Pang Kin Keong and Zainul Abidin Rasheed, a permanent secretary for the Ministry of Home Affairs, and Singapore’s Ambassador to Kuwait (non-resident) and Foreign Minister’s Special Envoy to the Middle East respectively, will join nine other members on the board.


Ogilvy's public relations wing in Australia has appointed Bridget Jung to a newly-created position of executive creative director.

Jung joins from Marcel Sydney where she was creative director and prior to that she worked in Paris with both DigitasLBi as its chief creative officer and executive creative director at OgilvyOne.


Global experience management company Qualtrics has appointed Mark Vozzo as head of digital, APAC and Japan to lead marketing efforts across digital channels. He will be tasked with developing, designing marketing strategies and programmes to generate awareness of experience management.

Prior to joining Qualtrics, he led digital marketing for Google Cloud and oversaw SEO, SEM, display and social ad campaigns.


OpenX has appointed Paul Ryan as chief technology officer. Paul will oversee the growing technical teams at OpenX to foster the development of new, innovative programmatic technology.

With over 30 years of technology leadership experience, Paul will lead a global team of more than 250 engineers and data scientists as the company continues to grow to meet the needs of the digital advertising marketplace.

Sweety High

Sweety High, the digital media company for Gen Z girls, has hired Tim Hayne as vice-president of editorial.

Hayne is set to join the organisation this autumn, leading a team of more than a dozen writers and editors and overseeing the thousands of pieces of original content that publish each month on Sweety High and across its network of partners.


Cecily Lister has been appointed as the new executive vice-president of operations at Grandesign.

Following her six-year stint as senior vice-president, director at Posterscope, Lister will now be responsible for production, client services and contracts in addition to other operations and administration roles.

Shaw + Scott

Shaw + Scott, a digital marketing agency, has strengthened its leadership team with the addition of Lynn Baus as vice-president of digital experience, Lin Wang as vice-president of strategy and analytics and Kim Reedy as vice-president of account management.

Before joining Shaw + Scott, Baus served as a senior UX consultant within the Oracle Marketing Cloud. Wang built and sold his successful digital consulting firm, Insight Success, as well as led the analytics practice at Glu Mobile. Reedy, meanwhile, served as a vice-president and senior account leader at both DigitasLBi and Team Detroit/Global Team Blue.

Tremor Video DSP

Tremor Video DSP has announced its new leadership team. Anthony Flaccavento has been promoted to chief revenue officer, responsible for the overall revenue achievement and sales process for all of Tremor Video DSP.

Abbey Thomas is Tremor Video DSP’s new chief marketing officer, based out of Los Angeles. Jay Baum has been promoted to head of global partnerships to oversee all partnership channels including Supply and Data Partnerships.

The Ayzenberg Group

The Ayzenberg Group has hired Hilary Read as vice-president of Integrated Creative. She will be responsible for cross-department collaboration, specifically between the data and creative teams, working on Microsoft Devices and Xbox accounts. She will report to chief executive officer Eric Ayzenberg.

Read was formerly with Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and founded Human Live Communications, a producer of in-person experiences. She has worked with clients including Hyundai, Google and Turner Networks.

Sound Lounge

Audio post-production company Sound Lounge has promoted Liana Rosenberg from producer to senior producer. The company has also welcomed two producers, Becca Falborn and Alicia Rodgers, to the production team. The announcement highlights the company’s ongoing commitment to cultivating its growing talent base. Rosenberg, Falborn and Rodgers will report to executive producer Mike Gullo.

Want to get your career on the move? Check out The Drum Job page and follow @TheDrumJobs for updates.

Get The Drum Newsletter

Build your marketing knowledge by choosing from daily news bulletins or a weekly special.