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Trading Places: This week's people moves in advertising, marketing and media

Engine and Dare announce senior management shake-ups while IPC names its new publisher, in this week's round-up of people moves in advertising, marketing and media.

Robin Wight: stepping down from Engine board

Robin Wight: stepping down from Engine board

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Engine is restructuring its UK and group boards in a move that will see president Robin Wight step down from the board. The independent communications group has created new Engine UK and group boards as it expands in the UK and overseas. Debbie Klein, the current joint chief executive of Engine, becomes chief executive of the UK board while Peter Scott will become chairman of Engine UK and of the group. (Campaign)

Dare, the Cossette-owned agency created by the merger of MCBD's 77 staff and Dare's 189, has announced its management line-up: Helen Calcraft, the MCBD founder, becomes executive chairman; John Owen, Dare’s joint managing partner, becomes deputy chairman; Lee Leggett, joint managing partner of Dare, is chief executive officer; and Andy Nairn, the executive planning director at MCBD, is chief strategy officer. (Campaign)

Leo Burnett has ended its long search for an executive creative director with the appointment of The Red Brick Road's creative partner Justin Tindall. Tindall replaces Jonathan Burley, who left in April to take the executive creative director role at CHI & Partners. (Campaign


Ashley Stockwell, the executive director of brand and marketing at Virgin Media, and one of the driving forces behind the brand, is leaving the company to pursue other challenges early next year. (Marketing)


Johnny Webb, managing director of the Living TV Group, is to step down after four years in the role at the end of January, as the former Virgin Media Television business is integrated into BSkyB. (Media Week)  

Vice Media Group, the publisher of free youth culture magazine Vice, has appointed ZenithOptimedia strategic planner Darren Burroughs as its new UK advertising director. Burroughs, who starts immediately, replaces Kirsty Dare, who has taken up the role of new business director at design agency Design Beckons. (Media Week)  

Steve Forbes has stepped down as chief executive of Forbes Media, publisher of business title Forbes magazine, and has been replaced by former Gentleman's Quarterly publisher Mike Perlis. (Media Week)

Charlie Meredith, currently managing director of IPC's central operations, has been appointed managing director of IPC Advertising, relieving chief executive Evelyn Webster of the role after two years. (Media Week

IPC Media has appointed Sarah Hammond as publisher for its beauty and fashion magazine InStyle. Hammond replaces Inca Waddell, who has left to return to her home country of South Africa. (Media Week

Yvonne Scullion, sales operations director at CBS Outdoor, is to join WPP out-of-home agency Kinetic in the new role of UK client commercial director, the first major appointment since James Copley was promoted to chief operating officer. UK commercial director Nick Parker is unaffected by the appointment. (Media Week)  

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