Another week another wave of senior appointments and departures at brands, agencies and media owners. Check out our global round-up of who is moving where (any why it matters) below, then head over to our People on the Move hub to see who else has been moving up the career ladder.
Over the past seven days, we’ve seen changes at ITV, Impossible Foods, Havas Media Group and more.
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ITV has appointed Vineet Raheja as creative development controller. Raheja will lead the creative development and creative production teams across the regions joining the regional senior leadership team and working closely with the client strategy team.
Impossible Foods has hired Apple's former creative leader Steve Turner as its chief experience officer. Turner will be charged with building brand awareness, accelerating the global consumer movement to a sustainable food system and recruiting top-tier talent for the plant-based brand.
The Unmistakables has announced a new leadership team after a year of rapid growth. Simone Harvey has expanded her role to become inclusive campaigns director, meanwhile former BT Group director of talent, leadership and diversity, Simone Marquis joins as culture and inclusion director. They are joined by insights and strategy director, Ruth Hoyal.
Catorce, part of DDB Worldwide, has promoted Allison Milack to managing partner. Milack, who is currently Catorce’s global business director is being promoted to managing partner, previously spent seven years client-side at California agencies such as DDB in Los Angeles, Deutsch Los Angeles and McCann San Francisco.
R/GA has announced the appointment of Kei Shimada to the role of managing director. The former associate partner, founding member and leader of the Digital Makers Lab at IBM Tokyo, will help to drive innovation, human-centric work for the company’s rapidly growing roster of local and international clients.
Edelman has named Russell Dubner global vice chairman and chair of the Edelman Trust Institute and Lisa Osborne Ross CEO of Edelman’s US operation. In a new role for the firm, Dubner will lead three key planks of the firm’s global agenda: corporate development, encompassing M&A and venture investments, alliances and partnerships, and the newly formed Edelman Trust Institute. Dubner also will launch and oversee Edelman’s Trust Institute, a center for the study of trust and a learning laboratory for trust-building between companies, institutions, brands and people.
Havas Media Group has announced the appointment of Alex Wollacott to the newly created role of performance director. Wollacott arrives from Omnicom Media Group’s digital arm, Resolution Australia, where she worked across search, social, programmatic and SEO channels and managed a team to deliver digital strategy and implementation for top tier media clients. In her most recent role as activation account director, Alex led digital activation channels for clients in the tech, FMCG, finance and leisure verticals.
OkayMedia has announced that author, award-winning journalist, and former CNN International anchor Isha Sesay has been appointed to the role of CEO. The multimedia organization is dedicated to uplifting the artistic and progressive voice of global Black culture, and Sesay will combine her decades of reporting experience, including groundbreaking global coverage of social injustice and the experiences of women and girls, to expand the company’s commitment to innovative storytelling that moves the culture forward.
Viacom18 has appointed Chanpreet Arora as business head – AVOD (Voot), and Vineet Govil as chief technology officer at Viacom18 Digital Ventures. Arora will drive the AVOD business – VOOT and will be responsible for leading AVOD led partnerships that are key to VOOT’s overall growth. Meanwhile, Govil will be responsible for strengthening the product’s tech play by offering a more seamless and immersive experience for consumers.
DoubleVerify has announced the appointment of Doug Campbell as the new chief strategy officer for DoubleVerify. In his role, Campbell will be responsible for global strategy and corporate development.