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Trading places: this week's people moves

M&C Saatchi's executive creative director Graham Fink departs for China, while former Channel 5 marketing director David Pullan joins Mindshare Worldwide, in BR's round-up of this week's people moves in advertising, marketing and media.

Graham Fink: leaves M&C Saatchi to join Ogilvy & Mather China

Graham Fink: leaves M&C Saatchi to join Ogilvy & Mather China

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M&C Saatchi's
creative director Graham Fink is leaving the agency to join Ogilvy & Mather China. Fink, who has been at M&C since 2005, will take on the newly created role of chief creative officer for Ogilvy’s China operations, responsible for overseeing the creative department across 17 offices. (Campaign)

Farfar founder Matias Palm-Jensen has joined McCann Erickson as chief innovation officer for Europe. Palm-Jensen, who will be based at McCann’s London office, takes responsibility for strengthening the network’s digital capabilities and ensuring that digital is integrated into every part of McCann clients’ business. (Campaign)

Publicis Chemistry, the direct marketing agency formed following Publicis Group UK's acquisition of Chemistry Communications earlier this year, has named David Prideaux as its executive creative director. (Campaign)

M&C Saatchi Group has poached the Iris Worldwide integrated planning director, Christian Purser, to be its head of digital strategy. Purser has worked at Iris for a year, leading the agency's digital strategy team and handling clients such as Philips, Volkswagen and Barclaycard. (Campaign) 

Chris Thomas, chairman and CEO of BBDO Asia, has been appointed to the additional role of chairman of Proximity Worldwide, effective immediately. (Campaign Asia)

Neil Hourston, Grey's chief strategy officer for EMEA, is leaving the agency. Hourston is quitting to work on a new project, not thought to be directly related to advertising. (Campaign)

Marketing


Tesco
has appointed deputy chairman of Barclays, Sir Richard Broadbent, as its new chairman, completing the change at the top for Tesco, which began with the appointment of Philip Clarke as chief executive. (Marketing) 

The capital's newly formed marketing agency, London & Partners, has appointed Martine Ainsworth-Wells as director of marketing and communications, as part of its new executive line-up. (Marketing)

Paul Meadows, head of brand at LG, and Paul Trueman, marketing director of LG Electronics, have both left their jobs in a major shake-up of the brand's marketing department. (Marketing)

Reckitt Benckiser has appointed Heather Allen as executive vice-president for category development, taking the post vacated by Rakesh Kapoor, who was recently appointed chief executive designate. (Marketing)

Media


Sky Media
, BSkyB's ad sales house, has appointed former Ids research director Andrew McIntosh to the new role of head of brand strategy. (Media Week) 

Mindshare Worldwide has hired David Pullan, the former marketing director at Channel 5, as the global head of its Unilever account. He replaces Helen McRae, who is going on maternity leave, but plans to return to the agency at the end of the year in a new management role. (Campaign)

David Gilbertson, chief executive of business-to-business publisher Emap, has left the company with immediate effect. It is understood the decision for Gilbertson's departure was reached "mutually" with Emap's joint investors, private equity group Apax Partners and Guardian publisher Guardian Media Group. (Media Week) 

O2 has appointed Tom Hosking, Microsoft's Windows Live sales lead, as the head of its personalised marketing arm O2 More. (Marketing)

MediaCom has appointed Selina Firth as board strategy director, with specific responsibility for the GlaxoSmithKline account. (Media Week)

TradeDoubler UK's former managing director Simon Burgess has joined affiliate network TradeTracker as its first chief operating officer. Burgess, who left TradeDoubler in February for "personal reasons", will support TradeTracker's current management team, which includes chief executive Paul van Doorn, to continue the company’s growth. (Brand Republic) 

Dennis Publishing has appointed Timothy Webb to the newly created role of international director. MediaCom has appointed Selina Firth as board strategy director, with specific responsibility for the GlaxoSmithKline account. (Media Week)

The chief executive of the company behind Reader's Digest, David Titmuss, has left after six months "to pursue other interests". (Media Week)

 


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