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Trading places: this week's people moves

Former JWT joint MD Tom Vick rematerialises at headhunting agency The Lighthouse Company and EHS 4D group head Matt Atkinson switches to a marketing role at Tesco in BR's round-up of this week's people moves in advertising, marketing and media.

Tom Vick: joins The Lighthouse Company

Tom Vick: joins The Lighthouse Company

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Tom Vick, the former joint managing director of JWT, is to join headhunting agency The Lighthouse Company as a partner to Kathleen Saxton, its founder. (Campaign) 

Ed Lecky-Thompson has been appointed digital director at creative agency Other, joining from Galileo, the agency he founded three years ago. (Campaign) 

John Messum, the HMDG creative partner, is leaving to join 180 Amsterdam as a creative director. Messum will relocate to 180 Amsterdam to work on the agency's global DHL account. (Campaign) 

Albion London has hired Saatchi & Saatchi New York's Sasha Orr as part of a management restructure. Orr joins the agency as a managing partner. Albion has also promoted its delivery director, Susie Macarthur, to managing partner. (Campaign) 

Engine Group's Jez Groom is leaving the company to join Ogilvy & Mather London as strategic integration director. (Campaign) 

Tullo Marshall Warren has appointed Kate Wheaton to the newly created role of director of strategy, as part of a restructure of its planning department. Wheaton joins from EHS Brann where she worked for 10 years, most recently as executive planning director. (Campaign) 

Publicis Groupe shareholders yesterday gave Maurice Lévy a run at five more years at the top by voting to raise the retirement age for management board members from 70 to 75. (Campaign)

VCCP's creative director Steve Vranakis is leaving the agency to join Google Creative Lab as a creative director for Europe, Middle East and Africa. (Campaign)

James Sanderson, the former president of Digitas London, has joined the independent digital creative agency Skive as its first chief executive. (Campaign)


Marc Allera, Three UK's sales and marketing director, is to step down after 10 years at the mobile operator. (Marketing)

Manchester City FC has appointed former AKQA director Julian Pate as its new head of marketing as the football club expands its digital perspective. Pate replaces Chris Kay, who joined the Australian marketing agency BMF at the end of last year. (Marketing)

EHS 4D group chief executive Matt Atkinson is leaving the agency to take up a global role as group marketing and digital officer at Tesco. Atkinson will report to Tesco's deputy chief executive and global CMO Tim Mason. (Campaign)

P&G, the global FMCG giant, has promoted Patrice Louvet to president of its global male grooming division, effective from 1 July. Louvet replaces Charles V Bergh, who is retiring from the company. (Marketing)

Reebok's top global marketer, Richard Prenderville, has left the sportswear business after five years in the job. Prenderville, head of global brand marketing, has departed to pursue "other opportunities". He will be replaced by Viktoria Wallner, who previously headed Reebok's digital marketing. (Marketing)

Betfair, the online betting exchange, has appointed BSkyB's long-standing marketing executive Alasdair Wright as global head of customer marketing and loyalty. (Marketing)

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has appointed outgoing Debenhams chief executive Rob Templeman as its new chairman. Templeman, whose retirement from the department store chain was announced in April, will join the trade body for the UK retail industry on 2 October. He takes over from incumbent Luke Mayhew, who steps down on 1 October. (Marketing)


National Magazine Company chief executive Arnaud de Puyfontaine has been appointed executive vice president of parent company Hearst's international magazine division. The appointment of de Puyfontaine comes amid a raft of other senior appointments. (Media Week)

Chris Pelekanou, Guardian News & Media's director of ad sales, is to take interim charge of setting up the company's commercial operations in the US from the autumn, when international and business development director Stella Beaumount leaves the company. (Media Week)

JCDecaux, the outdoor media owner, has promoted Mark Bucknell to the newly-created role of director of product planning. Bucknell, who was previously director of JCDecaux’s premium division Première, joins the sales management board, reporting to Spencer Berwin, managing director of sales at JCDecaux. (Media Week)

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