Stay Ahead with April’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.

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

Abigail Comber has left British Airways after 26 years where she was Global Head of Brand and Marketing. Comber’s credentials include relaunching the brand’s slogan ‘To fly. To Serve.’ She will be replaced by Hamish McVey, who was previously Head of Product.

Elliot Pritchard has been promoted at Avis from Online Marketing Director to International Marketing Director. He is now leading marketing for Avis, Budget & Zipcar in EMEA and APAC.

Katherine Whitton is leaving Barclaycard, where she was Chief Marketing Officer. She is moving to Specsavers where she will replace Global Brand Director, Richard Holmes, who announced his retirement after 11 years at the company.

Caroline Hipperson has moved to Holland & Barrett where she has been appointed CMO. She has moved from Bacardi where she was Global VP of Martini.

Bianca Richter has left Beats by Dr. Dre where she was Brand Director. She has moved to Nike where she has taken on the same position as Brand Director.

Rebecca Barrie has left British Airways where she was the Head of Marketing Strategy, Planning & Performance. She has moved to Corinthia Hotels, where she has taken the position of Senior Director of Marketing.

Odeon has appointed Chris Bates as Commercial and Marketing Director, UK & Ireland. He has moved from John Lewis where he was Head of CRM and Digital Marketing.

Austin Noorkoiv has joined Jack Wills as Global Digital Marketing Manager. He was formerly Digital Marketing Manager at Pentland Brands. This move has come soon after Jack Wills had its online debut in Asia on Zalora.

Richard Myers has moved to Vita Coco where he has been appointed Marketing Director. He was previously at Meantime Brewing Company where he was also Marketing Director.

Meera Patel has been hired as Head of Marketing for Sport & Lifestyle at Swarovski UK. She has moved from BHB Private, where she was Head of Partnerships and Marketing. Swarovski also announced its recent appointment of Publicis 133 as its new global creative agency, after a pitch process including over twenty agencies.

SIG plc has appointed Stacey Morgan as their new UK Sales & Marketing Director. She has moved from Flogas Britain where she was previously Sales and Marketing Director. SIG has also promoted former category director, Lee Caffrey to Marketing and Development Director.

Jessica Shepherd has been promoted from International Brand and Digital Director to Strategy Director of Debenhams. Her new role will involve the overseeing of the brand’s strategy, though she will not be appointed to the firm’s board.

AccorHotels has had a shuffle of its marketing team, hiring Laura Lester as their new Head of Marketing- Eco Brands. Laura has moved from Odeon Cinemas where she was brand manager. Anna Jouannon, a former Digital Marketing and Communications Teacher, has also joined the hotel operator as Head of B2B Marketing.

If you would like to keep up to date on the latest movers & shakers as they happen each day, then you can stay ahead with our data and insight platform Upstream. Click here to find out more.

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