People on the move including Vice Media, WWE, WPP, GroupM, 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 includes moves from Vice Media, WWE, WPP, GroupM, and more.


McCann London's managing director Sheryl Marjoram has been promoted to chief executive. She will take over from Alex Lubar who transitioned to a senior regional leadership role as president McCann Worldgroup, Asia Pacific.


Steve Blakeman has been hired as global media lead for Mindshare's Nestle account.


Kinetic has hired Alistair MacCallum as UK chief executive. Joining the agency at the end of August 2019, he has been tasked with growing billings and revenue by leveraging the capabilities of digital screens, smartphones, data and programmatic.


Simon Peck has left his role as chief growth officer at Engine. Peck only took up the role in January, after a restructure.


The chief executive of McCann London, Alex Lubar, has been promoted to president of McCann Worldgroup Asia-Pacific. He will take over from Charles Cadell.


National enterprise InnovateHer has appointed Code Computerlove’s Tony Foggett as its non-executive director.


WWE has appointed Andy Warkman as vice-president and general manager, WWE UK and Ireland. He will report directly to Stefan Kastenmüller.


Jack Swayne has been named chief executive of m/SIX EMEA. He joins from iProspect and will report directly to Jess Burley, global chief executive.


The former global chief operating officer of Fetch, Greg Grimmer, will take up the role of chief executive at Mediatel. He will replace Derek Jones who is stepping down to become executive chairman.

Vice Media

Stacey Kawahata has joined the team at Vice Media as head of global brand strategy and content to oversee brand campaigns, a new media house, social media initiatives, digital marketing, and content strategy.


Dept Agency has appointed the former finance director Europe of Under Armour, Daniel Rupp, as its new global chief financial officer. He will be responsible for its global expansion.

The Communications Store

Tom Scalé has been hired as content and creative marketing director at The Communication Store. He will lead the development and growth of audience-first creative campaigns.


Dayoung Yun has been hired as creative director at R/GA London. She will be responsible for curating and nurturing creative talent and driving transformational work.


WPP has appointed former BMW Group executive Jens Monsees as chief executive officer and managing director of its Australian and New Zealand operations.

Performance agency Control V Exposed

Performance agency Control V Exposed has launched in the Asia Pacific region, hiring former Verizon Media programmatic lead Justin Orkin as vice president of global business strategy.


BMW Group's corporate vice-president, Jens Monsees, will take the role of chief executive and managing director of WPP AUNZ.

OMD China

Aaron Wild has resigned from his role as chief executive of OMD China. He will return to his homeland Australia.


GroupM has appointed Neil Hardwick as its chief executive in Vietnam. He will replace Ed Thesiger who left to return to the UK last year.


Lyft has jettisoned the role of chief marketing officer following the departure of incumbent Joy Howard, who has left the business after eight months in the job.


Fullscreen Media’s Pete Stein has been named global chief executive of Huge, replacing incumbent Michael Koziol who has resigned after six years with the company.

MDC Partners

Seth Gardner has joined MDC Partners as its first chief operating officer.


Chloe Cotoulas has been named creative director for 9thWonder/Los Angeles. She will lead the Los Angeles team handling creative development for nine brands including Natrol, Valvoline and Samsung.


Tyler Turnbull, currently FCB Canada's chief exec, had been promoted to group chief executive officer of FCB's New York and Canada offices. He has been tasked with managing the FCB's networks NewYork and Canadian operations.

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