People on the move including Disney, Camelot, D&AD, Thomas Cook and more

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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.

This week features moves from Disney, Camelot, D&AD, Thomas Cook and more.


Disney UK’s vice-president and chief marketing officer, Anna Hill, has departed from the business after 19 years. The marketing veteran has exited the top UK marketing role after occupying it for six years.


After nearly four years at MediaCom, Daniel Lancioni has left to join the marketing platform Braze as agency partnerships lead EMEA.

Wunderman Thompson

Ewen Sturgeon is returning to agency life as chief executive of Wunderman Thompson for Europe and South Africa. The former DigitasLBi international chief executive left Publicis Groupe last July, suggesting that after taking a few months off he would be looking outside the ad industry for his next full-time position.

Leo Burnett

Leo Burnett has announced that executive chairman Mark Tutssel will retire after 34 years with the company.

Thomas Cook

The former group head of marketing at Thomas Cook has joined Buzz Bingo as chief commercial officer. Jamie Queen departed Thomas Cook last month as the travel company embarked on an overhaul of its marketing division.


Santander’s chief marketing officer Keith Moor has departed the bank for National Lottery operator Camelot to take on the same role. Moor has spent the past 24 years at Santander, holding various marketing positions including leading its marketing comms, planning and sponsorship.


Colin Gottlieb is leaving his role as chief executive of Omnicom Media Group in EMEA and chairman of OMD Worldwide.

Scania GB

Scania (Great Britain) has appointed Paul Smith as marketing director. Smith joins the auto firm from advertising agency RLA.


D&AD president, Dick Powell, is stepping down in September. Its current chief executive, Tim Lindsay, is to replace him.

Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), an international public relations agency, has appointed Claire Holden as chief innovation officer for its UK operation. Holden was previously managing director of H+K UK’s retail and leisure practice and creative director of integrated communications.


Oliver has appointed the former senior vice president of Publicis Groupe, Jason Bailis as its UK group chief operating officer.

Beano Studios

Mark Talbot has been appointed chief creative officer at Beano Studios. He will head up its long-form content development and production studio.

Tourism Australia

Tourism Australia, the country’s peak tourism body, has promoted Susan Coghill to chief marketing officer. Coghill will step up from her role as general manager creative, content and campaigns.

KPMG Australia

KPMG Australia has appointed Jarther Taylor, the former chef executive at customer experience agency Datarati, as marketing director.


VMLY&R has appointed Ross Weythman as creative director. He will work alongside ANZ chief creative officer, Paul Nagy.

CNN International Commercial

CNN International Commercial has appointed Phil Nelson as chief operating officer to lead CNN’s operational and international growth initiatives outside of advertising sales.


IBSA consultant Traci Dunne left the agency after more than 20 years to join APR in a new global role as strategic consultant.


BBH Singapore has expanded its business leadership team. Natalie Hellon is joining as business director, Lynette Chua as account director and Alicia Tiong as account director.


VMLY&R has promoted Rosie McGuire to executive creative director. As the Cincinnati creative lead, McGuire has played a key role in the agency, supporting creative in three offices, including those in Detroit and Kalamazoo.


GroupM’s global data and measurement-driven media agency Essence has named Kyoko Matsushita the company’s first global chief client officer. Matsushita currently serves as Essence’s APAC chief executive officer. She will continue to oversee the region as she transitions to her new global role.

Havas Media Group

Havas Media Group has appointed Erin Flaxman to the role of global chief growth officer. Flaxman has been charged with delivering new business best practices for the Media Group.

Pavone Marketing Group

Pavone Marketing Group, an independent data-driven company, announced that Elise Brown has joined as senior public relations strategist in its Philadelphia office.

Camp + King

West Coast creative advertising agency Camp + King announced that it has promoted Emily Dillow to director of brand and David Morrissey to director of strategy.


REI Co-op’s board of directors named Eric Artz as president and chief executive officer. He is the eighth person to serve as chief executive in the co-op’s 81-year history, having served as interim chief since February 2019.

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