Stay Ahead with January’s Movers and Shakers

Working in Business Development, it’s hard to keep track of all the changes and the latest Movers & Shakers. Each month, our data and insight team at Upstream provide a monthly round up of the new appointments to help you stay ahead.

Dr Oetker have promoted Riccardo Panichi from Senior Brand Manager to Head of Marketing for Cake and Dessert.

Sarah Shakery has joined Ted Baker as Global Head of Ecommerce. She has moved from Wolverine Worldwide where she was Director of Ecommerce UK & Europe.

Estee Lauder have promoted former UK PR Director, Melanie Jones to Consumer Engagement Director. They have also appointed Georgie Dawson as Head of Brand Communications. She has been promoted from PR Manager for Aerin Beauty.

Sharry Crammond has left Southeastern Grocers where she was Executive Vice President, Marketing & Communications. She has moved to Marks and Spencer where her title is now Marketing Director for Food and Hospitality. Robert Weston has also changed position within Marks and Spencer from Brand & Marketing Director of Food and General Merchandise to Marketing Director or Brand and Customer.

Photobox have appointed Mark Singleton as Chief Marketing Officer. He has moved from Paddy Power Betfair where he had been for six years and held the position of Marketing Director.

Anicka Wintle has joined Burberry as Senior PR Manager. She has moved from Modus where she was Senior Account Manager.

Dawn Topham has moved from Weetabix where she was Head of International Marketing. She has joined Costa where she has become Head of International Marketing. This move comes at the same time as the coffee chain’s pledge to become more environmentally friendly by reducing its plastic usage.

Renault have promoted formed Brand Communications Manager, Ed Preston to Head of Marketing Communications.

Fever-Tree have appointed Vince Lawson as their new Director of Brand and Creative Consultant. He has joined from Cenzo where he was Marketing Director and Brand Consultant.

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Stay Ahead with December’s Movers & Shakers

Working in Business Development, it’s hard to keep track of all the changes and the latest Movers & Shakers. Each month, our data and insight team at Upstream provide a monthly round up of the new appointments to help you stay ahead.

William Grant & Sons has promoted Gary Keogh to Regional Marketing Director, EMEA. It was also announced that Caspar MacRae would be replacing Keogh as Marketing Director. These roles come after the decision to give the company an “organisational shake-up”.

Kellyn Smith Kenny has left Uber where she was Vice President of Marketing. Kellyn has moved to Hilton Hotels Corporation where she’s been employed as Chief Marketing Officer.

Asahi has promoted former Innovation Manager, Laura Mitchell to Director of Brand Marketing.

Debenhams has welcomed Steven Cook as new Managing Director, Fashion and Home. Cook has joined from Holt Renfrew, Canada where he was Chief Merchant, Senior Vice President, Buying & Merchandising.

Paul Brennan moves from Thomas Pink to join Dr Martens as their Digital Marketing Manager.

Shazna Virmani has joined Avado as Global Head of Marketing- B2B. She has come from CCH Tagetik where she was Head of Marketing UK & Ireland.

Nicola Clarke has been appointed Senior Corporate Communications Manager- Global Brands at Walgreens Boots Alliance. She has joined from Unilever where she was Global Communications Manager for Personal Care.

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Stay Ahead with November’s Movers & Shakers

Working in Business Development, it’s hard to keep track of all the changes and the latest Movers & Shakers. Each month, our data and insight team at Upstream provide a monthly round up of the new appointments to help you stay ahead.

Here are November’s Movers and Shakers we recommend that you keep an eye on:

Kelloggs has promoted Oliver Morton from Senior Sales Director to Managing Director UK & Ireland. He joined Kelloggs in 2016 and has been a major contributor to the growing sales of Kellogg’s largest cereal brands.

Richard Singer has been appointed as CEO at Icelolly Marketing Limited. He has come from Travelzoo where he was former President, Europe & Australia.

Elias Diaz Sese has been appointed as the new Managing Director, UK & Ireland at Kraft Heinz UK. He has moved from Burger King Co. where he was the Former President, Asia Pacific.

Stephen Partridge has joined Thorntons as Head of Ecommerce. He has joined from HMV where he was also Head of Ecommerce.

Angela Anderson has left Mastercard where was Director of Consumer Credit Europe. She has joined Big Group as Head of Marketing.

Joules Clothing has welcomed Ian Mackie to their team as Head of Product Marketing and Campaign Planning. He has moved from Holland & Barrett where he was Head of Category.

Johan Lundgren has been appointed CEO of Easyjet. He has come from Tui Travel where he was Deputy CEO.

Maurice Doyle has become President of Incubation Brands & Global Commercial Development at Bacardi Global Brands. He has moved from Suntory Beverage & Food where he was Chief Operating Officer.

Caroline Lagden has joined First Utility as Marketing Communications and Brand Manager. She has joined from the International House World Organisation where she was Marketing and Communications Manager.

Deborah Holloway has been promoted to Digital Media Manager at Clarins, where she previously held the job title of Social Media Manager.

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Stay Ahead with October’s Movers & Shakers

Working in Business Development, it’s hard to keep track of all the changes and the latest Movers & Shakers. Each month, our data and insight team at Upstream provide a monthly round up of the new appointments to help you stay ahead.

Here are October’s Movers and Shakers we recommend that you keep an eye on:

Claire Heys has been promoted to the new role of Brand Partnerships and Content Director at ITV. She previously held the role of Director of Commercial Brand Partnerships after joining in 2013 from Endemol UK.

Tara Honeywell has been appointed as Head of Corporate Partnerships at Barnardo’s. Previously the Managing Director of brand partnership agency, Mediator, Tara will focus on delivering strategic and creative partnerships for the charity.

Claire Sadler has been appointed Marketing Director at Direct Line for Business. Previously holding the position of Group Brand Director at BT, Claire will be responsible for leading marketing activity and will oversee the next phase of the brand’s “Winston Wolf” advertising campaign.

Hoover Candy Group have appointed Antony Peart as their new Director of Brand and Communications. Antony joins the group from his previous role as Head of Marketing at Ribble Cycles.

Alice Hawcroft has been appointed Head of Digital Partnerships at Eurostar. Alice previously held the position as Global Third-Party E-commerce Manager at The Body Shop.

Anheuser-Busch InBev appoints Tatiana Stadukhina as their new UK Marketing Director. Tatiana, who was most recently Stella Artois Brand Director for Europe, replaces Nick Robinson, who left AB InBev in July to become CMO of Kerry Foods.

Barclays UK has promoted Louise Pancott to Director of External Communications. Louise has spent the last seven years at Barclays and will now oversee all external communications and media relations for the bank’s wealth and investments, personal banking and mortgage divisions.

Carmen Rendell has been appointed Head of Marketing Activation for Jack Wills where she will be channel lead for social, PR, local marketing, email, events – driving customer engagement and brand loyalty

Andre Rickerby, formerly the Vice-President of Global Marketing at Etsy, has now joined Moonpig as their Chief Marketing Officer. His appointment comes weeks after the brands refresh, in which it has removed its cartoon pig from its brand identity, as well as the ‘.com’ from its name.

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September’s Movers and Shakers

Working in Business Development, it’s hard to keep track of all the changes and the latest Movers and Shakers so here is a summary of September’s new appointments that we recommend you keep an eye on:

Paddy Earnshaw, formerly the Chief Customs Officer at Doodle, has now joined House of Fraser as their Chief Marketing Officer. CEO, Alex Williamson praised the move stating that ‘Paddy brings a wealth of digital, retail and online experience to House of Fraser and is one of the brightest, most innovative marketeers in our sector with a strong track record of delivering results at pace’.

Former Account Director at The Communications Store, Billy Van den Bergh has been appointed Global Head of PR at Boden. She joins as the company is seeking an uptick in profits and sales, driven by strong womenswear sales and an increase in customers.

Barry Williams has been promoted from Trading Director of Poundland to Managing Director. After successful roles at both Asda and Morrisons supermarkets, Williams’ promotion has come as the discounter accelerates European expansion following last year’s acquisition by South Africa based retail group Steinhoff International and its Pepkor general merchandise subsidiary.

International stationery store, Paperchase has announced a new Online Marketing Manager Sorcha Lynch, the former CRM Manager at The Book People.

Roxana Golban, former Associate Director of UK Institutional Sales at AXA Investment Managers, has joined BlackRock  – the world’s largest asset manager – as Head of Institutional Marketing.

In the world of Luxury fashion, Burberry has appointed former Global Head of PR at Warehouse Fashions, Patrick Tcherno, as UK Director of Communications & Marketing.

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August’s Movers and Shakers

Working in Business Development, it’s hard to keep track of all the changes and the latest Movers and Shakers so here is a summary of August’s new appointments that we recommend you keep an eye on:

Nick Thornhill has joined Legal & General, the leading provider of risk, savings and investment management products in the UK, as their new Sales and Marketing Director. Nick was formerly Head of Direct at Allianz Insurance.

Ocado has appointed the financial communications specialist David Shriver, as its first communications director. David’s role will be to strengthen Ocado’s engagement with its major stakeholders. One priority will be widening its relationship with investors and the capital markets as the company expands its retail operation in the UK and licences its technology to international grocery businesses.

Betting group Paddy Power Betfair announced revenue growth would be up 9% and underlying EBITDA up 21% when it reports on Tuesday, as it revealed the departure of chief executive Breon Corcoran as CEO after 16 years in the job. Corcoran will be replaced by former WorldPay chief executive Peter Jackson, who leaves his job after only four months in the job.

Richard Piper has been appointed as Chief Executive of Alcohol Research UK. Richard, who was previously chief executive of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity will lead the new charity formed from the merger of Alcohol Research UK and Alcohol Concern. He takes over from the previous chief executive Dave Roberts who stepped down after eight years in the role at Alcohol research UK.

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Volvo Car UK has appointed Mike Johnstone as Marketing Strategy Director. Mike joins from his previous role of International Director of Marketing for Harley-Davidson. Mike’s new role will see him taking responsibility for developing and implementing integrated marketing strategies to help support Volvo’s ambitious growth targets.

Dan Rubel has joined the RAC as Group Marketing and Innovation Director,  having previously being Group Strategy and Communications Director at Shop Direct. Dan will be responsible for strategy, marketing, PR, digital, insight, telematics and innovation and will report to Dave Hobday, CEO, who joined the RAC in February 2017.

Uber has confirmed it has appointed Dara Khosrowshahi as the firm’s new chief executive. He replaces co-founder Travis Kalanick, who resigned in June following investor pressure after months of turmoil. Dara will face various challenges in his new role, as he seeks to improve both the bottom line and the company’s tarnished image. He told Bloomberg News he was aware of the challenges, but was interested in working at a company that is “redefining the transportation industry”.

Kia Motors UK appoint Madeleine Kjessler, as brand communications manager. Madeleine has 15 years’ experience within the industry, with her previous role of being head of marketing at Skoda Australia representing one of the many brands she has worked in across the Volkswagen Group. Her responsibilities will include above the line media activity to raise consumer awareness of the brand and managing Kia’s main marketing agencies.

Meanwhile, movers and Shakers in the world of Fashion Retail include former Global Head of Digital, De Beers Diamond Jewellers, Claire Eastman has joined Selfridges as their Digital Marketing Lead. And Rachael Dennis has been promoted to the new role of Brand Marketing Manager at Missguided.

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July’s Movers and Shakers

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July’s Movers and Shakers

Working in Business Development, it’s hard to keep track of all the changes and the latest Movers and Shakers so here is a summary of the latest company news and exciting new appointments that we recommend you keep an eye on:

Weetabix internally appointed Francesca Davies as Marketing Director earlier this month, succeeding Sally Abbott who moved up to board level as managing director.

The promotion comes as previous incumbent Abbott steps up to managing director, where she will oversee marketing strategies and the consumer-facing side of the business.

Davies, who has been with the company since 2008, promised evolution not revolution, stated that there is already a lot of positive momentum within the 85-year-old brand, and as a result, there won’t be any drastic change in strategy. It will continue to reach out through traditional mediums like TV, and numerous retail partnerships that help tell the brand’s story at the point of purchase.

Toy store Hamleys has appointed Ralph Cunningham as its new CEO. He replaces Gudjon Reynisson, who has been with the company for nine years. Reynisson will now step into a vice chairman position.

As the new CEO, he will oversee a period of expansion for the brand, which unveils a new store in Mumbai this week, taking its total number of sites to 110.

House of Fraser

House of Fraser has announced that Michelle Maynard will join the retailer as its new Chief People Officer.

She will report to the new chief executive Alex Williamson, expected to take the reins at the department store at the end of July, and will be responsible for overseeing HR functions and internal communications.

Edwin Blanchard has also joined as Digital Director. Edwin, who was previously at The Body Shop, has replaced David Seeby in the role.

Alex Williamson, the current boss of the Goodwood Estate, has been appointed as its new Chief Executive.

British heritage brand Hunter Boot Ltd has announced the appointment of Tamara Klien as Head of PR, effective immediately. Tamara joins Hunter from Starworks Group in London, where most recently she served as PR Director. Previously, Tamara was at Style.com as Global PR Manager and prior to that UK PR Manager for Hugo Boss. In her new role Tamara will lead Hunter’s global PR based in the London Headquarters, reporting into Brand Director, Ali Lowry.

FatFace has announced the appointment of Gabrielle Sims as the company’s new Head of Licensing.

The company said that she has worked across a number of big global entertainment properties and brands during her career in the licensing industry. She has held roles at Fluid World, The Licensing Company and, most recently, IMG where she was licensing director for three years.

Marius Lang has been appointed as Senior Director – Head of Marketing UK & Ireland at Lego, after Rebecca Snell was promoted to a European role.

Lang joined Lego in 2014 as director of marketing in the toy brand’s direct to consumer business, and was promoted to senior director in January 2016.

British kitchen supplier Howden Joinery has hired the boss of Kingfisher-owned DIY firm Screwfix Andrew Livingston as its new Chief Executive.

Mr Livingston will replace Howden’s founder and chief executive Matthew Ingle, who the company said would retire in the first half of next year after 22 years at the helm.

Gourmet burger chain Byron Hamburgers Ltd, which trades as Byron, has appointed Nick Young as its new Chief Operating Officer as it looks to get back to the top of the market.

Prudential plc announces the appointment of Mark FitzPatrick as Chief Financial Officer, succeeding Nic Nicandrou, who takes over as Chief Executive of Prudential Corporation Asia.
Mr FitzPatrick  is currently a Managing Partner of Deloitte UK and a member of its executive committee.  He has 26 years of global industry experience, and his roles at Deloitte have included leading the CFO training programme and the insurance & investment management audit practice.

News UK has appointed David Robinson as Marketing Director of The Sun, following the exit of Rob Painter to Sky last month.

Robinson, aged 37, had previously been leading the marketing and sales around The Sun’s new paywalled Sun+ digital offering since the start of the year.

Chelsea Football Club has appointed Adam Field as its first Head of Global Fan Engagement as the West London club seeks to build on its success on the pitch to further establish itself as a major global football brand.

Catherine Johnstone, the former Chief Executive of Samaritans, has been appointed Chief Executive of the older people’s charity the Royal Voluntary Service.

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June’s Movers and Shakers

Working in Business Development, it’s hard to keep track of all the changes and the latest Movers and Shakers so here is a summary of the latest company news and exciting new appointments that we recommend you keep an eye on:

The UK alcohol industry’s social responsibility body Portman Group have appointed John Timothy as Chief Executive.

John joins the Portman Group at a time when drinks companies are strengthening their efforts to reduce alcohol-related harms, through robust self-regulation of alcohol marketing and with effective local partnerships that help create safe and vibrant night time economies.  Official statistics show notable declines in alcohol misuse in the last decade and the Portman Group’s members are committed to supporting this positive progress.

Former Superbreak UK and international sales director Jane Atkins is joining Shearings Leisure Group as Strategy Director.

The Saint Lucia Tourist Board

Liz Fay has been confirmed to lead PR in the UK.  Liz formally took on the role on 12th June 2017 and her immediate focus is to develop the UK PR and social media strategy to support the trade partners their efforts in generating awareness, desirability and demand for Saint Lucia.

The board has also appointed Patricia Charlery-Leon to lead its Operations in the UK. She replaces Atlyn Forde who left to join Travelport as regional head EMEA.

With a team of four, Charlery-Leon will work to grow visitor arrivals from the UK and Ireland and strengthen Saint Lucia’s trade and consumer relationships.

Money Advice Service

Charles Counsell is to be the new Chief Executive of the Money Advice Service. The appointment was made by the Financial Conduct Authority and approved by HM Treasury.

Charles is currently Executive Director and Board Member at The Pensions Regulator where he has played a key role in the successful introduction of automatic enrolment into workplace pensions. He succeeds Caroline Rookes who announced she would be stepping down as Chief Executive of the Money Advice Service in the Autumn.

Additionally, Mo Raja has been promoted from Lead SEO Manager to SEO & Digital Analytics Team Lead this month.

Thomas Merrington has been promoted to Creative Director at Penguin Ventures, charged with setting the creative direction for all Penguin Ventures brands.

Merrington joined Penguin Random House from Silvergate Media in January 2016 as Peter Rabbit brand manager and head of product development for Penguin Ventures which manages PRH’s portfolio of licensed literary brands and characters.

In his new role, he will be developing new style guides and assets to support licensees, retailers and partners. He will also be involved in identifying new brands to add to the Ventures portfolio, his focus developing the “live, theatrical and experiential” business “to ensure that the Ventures brands continue to reach new audiences”.

Volkswagen has hired Geraldine Ingham as Head of Marketing as the brand continues efforts to rebuild its reputation after the damage caused by 2015’s ‘dieselgate’ emissions scandal.

She joins from Nissan France, where she marketing director and handled the roll out of a car sharing scheme.

Apparel retailer J.Crew Group Inc said on Monday that James Brett will succeed retail veteran Millard Drexler as Chief Executive Officer.

Brett, who has more than 25 years of retail experience, most recently served as President of specialty home furnishing company West Elm, a unit of Williams-Sonoma Inc (WSM.N).

Drexler, who is credited with making apparel retailer Gap Inc’s (GPS.N) a global brand, will continue in his role as the J.Crew’s chairman.

Outdoor clothing specialist Go Outdoors has appointed Maplin’s Claire Webb as its new chief financial officer.

At electronics retailer Maplin, Webb led the finance, legal and HR functions and oversaw the refinancing and sale of the business to Rutland Partners earlier this year.

POLPO have announced that Scott Macdonald will be joining the team as Managing Director. Scott joins POLPO from Bill’s Restaurants where he held the position of Managing Director for four years. Prior to this, Scott was F&B Director at Selfridges and has worked in the restaurant industry for over 25 years.

Sainsbury’s Argos has appointed Gary Kibble as its new Marketing Director, replacing Stephen Vowles, who left the business in December just months after it was acquired by Sainsbury’s.

Kibble will join the company in the next few months. He will report to Bertrand Bodson, chief digital and marketing officer and will be a member of the Sainsbury’s Argos management board.

AccorHotels has appointed Karelle Lamouche as Senior Vice President for Sales & Marketing, Distribution & Revenue Management at HotelServices UK & Ireland. The role will also include taking responsibility for the loyalty programme – Le Club AccorHotels – as AccorHotels continues to increase its loyal customers.

Celebrity Cruises has brought in Cheapflights’ former global marketing lead, Sam Otter, as Director of Marketing and PR for the UK and Ireland.

Nissan has enlisted Nicolas Verneuil as its Marketing Director in the UK, where he will be responsible with handling the overall strategy in the region.

Guide Dogs

The UK charity has announced that it has appointed Tom Wright as its next Chief Executive.  He will join in September, having been group chief executive of Age UK and its sister charity Age International for nearly nine years.

Guide Dogs has also appointed Steve Vaid as its Director of Mobility Services and Deputy Chief Executive. He joins the charity from Action for Blind people, where he has been director of operations since 2010.

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May’s Movers and Shakers

Working in Business Development, it’s hard to keep track of all the changes and the latest Movers and Shakers so here is a summary of the latest company news and exciting new appointments that we recommend you keep an eye on:

Ian Gandy has joined at Travelers as their new Head of Digital. Previously, Gandy was working as Head of Digital with Esure.

BT British Telecom has recently appointed Andrew Stears as Digital Product Owner, from his previous role at Stagecoach Group.

Burberry named Judy Collinson their new Chief Merchandising Office. Collinson was formerly at Christian Dior in the U.S. and at Barneys New York.

The British luxury fashion designer and retailer has also hired former Unilever chief information officer (CIO) Mark McClennon to be its Global CIO.

Anthony Newman, director of brand, marketing and communications at Cancer Research UK, has recently left the charity after a 17-year stint to become Global Brand Director for Sea Life.

He begins his new job with the Merlin Entertainments business at the end of May, replacing the outgoing Dominic Warne.

WaterAid UK has recently announced that Tim Wainwright will become its new Chief Executive, to take over from Barbara Frost following her retirement in May.

British Cycling announced that the sports governing body has appointed Julie Harrington, currently the Football Association’s group operations director, as British Cycling’s new Chief Executive Officer.

Phase Eight has poached Jigsaw’s online trading and digital marketing boss James Williams. Williams will become Director of Marketing and Online Trading at the Foschini Group-owned retailer. His remit will be to accelerate online growth and ensure customer experience is consistent across the brand.

Former Jaeger trading director Gwynn Milligan has joined maternity and kidswear brand Jojo Maman Bébé as Commercial Director to help drive the business.

Pete Markey has left Aviva after just one year to become Marketing Director at TSB Bank. Markey will play a key role in maintaining this momentum if it wants to continue to disrupt the major high street banks.

British fashion brand Jack Wills has appointed Mike Doyle as their Financial Chief as well as promoted Mark Wright to the new role of Multi-Channel Director.

Sally Abbott has been promoted from Global Marketing Director to Managing Director for food processing company Weetabix.

Elise Hamer has been appointed Global PR Manager at Clarks. Previously at Aquascutum, Elise is based in the London offices and reports into Amsterdam-based Esther Lopez Riva, Head of Global Communications & PR.

Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has appointed Jeff Howarth as its new Group Marketing Director.

Edelman announced that Kate Hawker is joining the firm as Managing Director of its UK Healthcare team.

Formerly Healthcare Chair at Burson-Marsteller, Kate tripled the size of its healthcare business and spearheaded a successful team, winning and running significant global assignments.

HSS Hire has appointed Steve Ashmore as Chief Executive. He will take the reins on 1 June 2017.

Ashmore, who has previously held senior posts at supply chain company Exel and heating firm Wolseley, will replace John Gill as boss of the tool rental firm.

Moët Hennessy has appointed a new Managing Director for its UK operations as current head of the London office, Jo Thornton, gets promoted to a position in the US.

Taking over from Thornton on 1 July 2017 will be Bertrand Steip, who is currently international director for Maisons Moët & Chandon, Dom Pérignon and Mercier, based in France.

Byron Hamburgers has appointed Wagamama marketer Simon Cope as its new Managing Director.

Cope will join Byron in July and sit on its executive board, focusing on marketing, food development and property.

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