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AIS' Stuart Archibald and WCRS&Co's Penny Herriman were both surprise departures this week, in BR's round-up of this week's people moves in advertising, marketing and media.

Stuart Archibald: managing partner of Archibald Ingall Stretton is leaving the agency he co-founded

Stuart Archibald: managing partner of Archibald Ingall Stretton is leaving the agency he co-founded

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WCRS&Co's chief executive Penny Herriman is leaving the agency after just eight months in the role. Her position will be filled by Matt Edwards, currently the managing director of WCRS&Co’s parent company Engine. (Campaign

The Advertising Association has named Gavin Patterson, the chief executive of BT Retail, as its new president, replacing Penny Hughes, the former president of Coca-Cola UK & Ireland, who steps down after completing two three-year terms of office. (Campaign)  

Tom Ewart, joint executive creative director at Publicis London, has resigned without a job to go to. According to a Publicis London spokeswoman, Ewart has not decided what he plans to do next. However, his departure has sparked rumours that he may be involved in a start-up with ex-Publicis London chief executive, Neil Simpson. (Campaign)  

Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO has boosted its creative department by hiring Adrian Rossi and Alex Grieve, the creative directors from Glue Isobar, as creative partners. In addition, Mark Fairbanks and Tim Riley, previously creative directors at AMV, have been promoted to creative partners to bolster the agency's senior creative partner line-up, which includes Steve Jones, Martin Loraine and Thiago de Moraes. (Campaign)  

Stuart Archibald, one of the managing partners of Archibald Ingall Stretton, is leaving the agency he co-founded 13 years ago. Archibald does not have another job to go to but is looking to stay in the industry and will explore opportunities in both Australia and the UK. (Campaign)  

Being, the Omnicom-owned agency, has completed its senior management line-up with the appointment of Tom Evans as its executive creative director. Evans, the former creative director of SapientNitro, will join Andy Peppiatt, the managing director, and Indy Saha, the chief strategy officer, as part of the senior team. (Campaign

Marketing  

 

Sarah Warby, the marketing director of Heineken UK, has left the brewer to "pursue a new challenge". Warby has been with Heineken UK for more than seven years and has held a variety of roles from Foster's marketing manager to innovation director and, for the last three years, marketing director. (Marketing

Channel 4, the public service broadcaster, has promoted group marketing manager Sarah Owen to the position of head of marketing, following the departure of head of network marketing Rufus Radcliffe to ITV. (Marketing)

Rishi Saha, head of digital communications at 10 Downing Street, is leaving to join PR agency Hill & Knowlton (H&K) as regional director. Saha will take up the position of regional director for Australia, the Middle East, Africa and South and Central Asia (AMEASCA) from 1 August. (Marketing)  

Media  

 

Commercial TV marketing body Thinkbox has appointed head of content Andrew MacGillivray as its new marketing director. MacGillivray replaces Lindsey Clay, who was appointed managing director of Thinkbox in February. (Campaign

IGN Entertainment, the News Corporation-owned publisher of IGN and AskMen, has appointed Michael Hand to the newly created role of head of consumer and lifestyle. He will report to Adam Hopkinson, commercial director at IGN Entertainment. (Media Week

Virgin Media has appointed Jeff Dodds as its new executive director of brand and marketing communications. The appointment follows the departure of Ashley Stockwell earlier this year. In his new role, Dodds will work in Virgin’s newly established Customer Marketing Organisation led by chief marketing officer, Nigel Gilbert. (Media Week

MEC, the WPP media agency, has appointed Emma Jones, Clear Channel Outdoor's research and insight manager, to the position of training and tools and development director, replacing Emma Bertolaso. In her new role, Jones will report to Stephan Bruneau, global director, analytics and insight at MEC. (Media Week)

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