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 (and 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.
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KFC UK and Ireland has announced that current marketing director Jack Hinchliffe will step into the role of chief marketing officer after nearly seven years in the business. The move comes as current chief marketer Meg Farren announces her departure this August.
Luxury homeware brand Cox & Cox has announced the appointment of Paul Strudwick to its senior leadership team as marketing director. In his new role, Strudwick will be challenged with driving the brand forward by exploring new markets, increasing brand awareness, and developing the brand’s marketing strategy for its next stage of growth.
Ogilvy Health has announced that health industry leader Kim Johnson has been appointed global chief executive officer of Ogilvy Health. Johnson will oversee all aspects of Ogilvy’s Health business spanning brand strategy, advertising, public relations, experience, medical education, HCP promotion, market access, and patient and consumer engagement – and be responsible for further accelerating Ogilvy Health’s growth.
Dentsu International has appointed Doug Ray to the role of global chief product officer, media. In this new role, Ray will be responsible for the innovative vision and delivery of the media product roadmap for the Dentsu scaled service offering and its award-winning global media agencies: Carat, iProspect and Dentsu X. Ray will also continue in his current role as chief product officer, Dentsu Americas.
Global creative agency Stink Studios has appointed Ramzi Chaabane to run its China operations as managing director. Chaabane joins from Mediamonks, where he was heading the office for the past three years, leading client relationships and growing a team from five to 35 people. Prior to joining Mediamonks, Chaabane was an integral part of the leadership team at digital agency Resn, helping to establish the company in China.
Criteo has revealed that the role of senior vice-president of go-to-market is Nola Solomon. Solomon will lead the company’s global go-to-market strategy, driving growth by ensuring lockstep alignment of the product roadmap with the evolving needs of Criteo’s customers and partners.
The Richards Group has appointed Sue Batterton as chief creative officer and Trevor Monteiro as head of brand media, marking a return to the agency for these two executives. Batterton rejoins The Richards Group from her most recent role at BBDO Minneapolis, where she was executive creative director. Monteiro returns from Moroch Partners, where he was most recently vice-president of communications planning.
In a move to strengthen its reach and leadership across Asia-Pacific, Kantar, the world’s leading data-driven analytics and brand consulting company, has announced the appointment of Ilana Sanborn to the newly-created role of head of Kantar Marketplace, Asia-Pacific. Kantar Marketplace is Kantar’s agile market research platform designed for brands and agencies that want to test, learn and move faster.
Acast has revealed the hire of Daniella Murphy as Acast creative director UK+ to lead Acast’s dedicated in-house creative team from London. Murphy and her team of podcast creatives will continue to work with the UK’s most loved and listened-to shows to create brilliant brand stories for advertisers, ensuring a great listener experience for anyone pressing play on an Acast podcast.
Leith Agency has appointed Vic Milne as its new head of planning, replacing David Amers after 26 years. This appointment will commence in August and will see Milne joining the Leith board, as well as heading up a multi-disciplined planning team of 16 people.