Stay Ahead with May’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 May’s Movers and Shakers we recommend that you keep an eye on:

Amanda Hill has joined Harrods where she has become Chief Marketing & Customer Officer. She has moved from A+E Networks in New York, where she was also Chief Marketing Officer. Hill’s appointment signals a new direction in creative marketing for both Harrods’ store and online operations. The Department Store has also appointed Jodie Blackbrough as their new Head of Online Content. She has moved from Harvey Nichols where she was Head of Brand & Customer Marketing.

Pentland Brands has promoted Helen Yarnall from Digital Communications Manager to Head of UK Shopper Marketing- Active Division.

Alexis Berger has been appointed Marketing Director, Stella Artois Europe at Anheuser-Busch InBev. She was previously Global Marketing Director, Stella Artois in the New York office.

Ryanair has promoted Chiara Ravara from Senior Sales and Marketing Manager to Head of Sales and Marketing. Ryanair also announced it’s ‘Thanks a Billion’ sale this month to celebrate the platform getting a total of one billion visits.

Red Bull has promoted former Head of Marketing, Peter Charles to Managing Director. Peter has been at Red Bull since 2014 joining as Head of Brand, having previously been at Pepsico for nine years.

Former Chief Commercial Officer of EasyJet, Peter Duffy has moved to Just Eat where he has become the company’s first Chief Customer Officer. This news was announced the same week that Just Eat confirmed the departure of Barnaby Dawe as Global Chief Marketing Officer. Barnaby was responsible for signing a continuous sponsorship deal with The X Factor, which was estimated to be worth near £30 million.

Dr. Martens has appointed Kenny Wilson as its new CEO. Dr. Martens has not had a CEO since Steve Murray left the position late last year. Wilson has moved from Cath Kidston where has was also CEO.

James Heywood has left Amazon where he was former Director, Electronics. He has moved to Uber where he was Regional General Manager, Northern & Eastern Europe.

Camilla Hoskisson has joined AIG Europe, where she has become digital marketing manager. She has moved from MetLife where she was Digital Marketing and Customer Experience Manager.

Jaguar Land Rover has had a large restructure of its marketing department. Former Chief Marketing Officer, Felix Brautigam, who joined the company in November has become Chief Commercial Officer. Fiona Pargeter has been promoted from Global PR Communications Director to Customer Experience Director. Anthony Bradbury has also changed roles from Global Communications Director to UK Marketing Director.

Nicola Pearle has joined Sweaty Betty as Head of Brand. She has joined from Net-A-Porter, where she was former Senior Marketing Manager, Maternity Cover.

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 Stay Upstream. Click here to find out more.

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