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Trading places: this week's people moves

Sainsbury's brings former Heineken marketing director Sarah Warby on board, while William Eccleshare becomes global chief of Clear Channel, in Brand Republic's round-up of this week's people moves in advertising, marketing and media.

Sarah Warby: appointed marketing director at Sainsbury's

Sarah Warby: appointed marketing director at Sainsbury's

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The COI's former deputy chief executive, Peter Buchanan, has joined HMDG as a consulting director. (Campaign)

Iris has hired Bob Udale from Start Judge Gill as global planning director and Lindsay Landy as senior strategist from Philips Consumer Lifestyle division. (Campaign)

Jo Bacon, the former business director at Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R, has joined MTV Networks UK and Ireland as its vice-president of marketing, creative and publicity. (Campaign)

Matt Jagger, the former creative partner and head of branded content at Naked Communications, has joined the content agency Upfront as a director and equity partner. (Campaign)

Saatchi & Saatchi has promoted Leigh Thomas, its head of account management, to UK managing director. (Campaign)

JWT has looked internally to replace its former chief executive, Guy Hayward, with the promotion of the joint managing directors, Joe Petyan and James Whitehead, as well as the executive creative director, Russell Ramsey. The trio will take on the new titles of executive partners and have responsibility for the leadership of the agency. (Campaign)

AMV BBDO has hired two senior strategists from DDB. Herve Hannequin will lead global strategy on Pedigree and Kathy Slack will lead global strategy on Galaxy. (Campaign)

Richard Perry, GyroHSR's former chief operating officer, and Richard Mabbott, senior vice-president and head of planning, have opened the doors of agency venture Founded. (Campaign)

Arnold Worldwide has hired Kieron Monahan as global planning director and global technology practice co-lead for its Dell account, effective immediately. (Campaign)


Thomas Delabriere, marketing director at Innocent Drinks, is leaving the company and will be replaced by Innocent's innovation director Douglas Lamont. (Marketing)

Pizza and biscuit-maker Northern Foods has appointed its business development director Mel Bugler as acting managing director for Fox's Biscuits. (Marketing)

Universal Pictures has hired Nintendo marketing director and assistant general manager Dawn Paine to be its vice-president of marketing. (Marketing)

Sainsbury's has appointed former Heineken marketing director Sarah Warby to its vacant marketing director role. (Marketing) 

Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, BlackBerry maker Research in Motion's co-CEOs, have stepped down to make way for chief operating officer Thorsten Heins, who will assume the role of president and chief executive. (Marketing) 

Jenny Grey, the acting executive director for government communications, has been appointed to the role on a permanent basis. (Marketing)


News International has parted company with Terence Cassaono, a top strategy director, who has left the company after seven years as part of NI's cost-cutting drive across its commercial operations. (Media Week) 

Nick Emery has been appointed chief executive of Mindshare Worldwide, succeeding Dominic Proctor who moves to the newly created position of president of WPP's GroupM. (Media Week) 

MPG Media Contacts has appointed Hamid Habib, the head of strategy at Zenith Media, as a managing partner. (Campaign) 

MediaCom UK has moved to fill its vacant chief operating officer role with the appointment of Josh Krichefski, the COO for MediaCom EMEA. (Campaign)

Bauer Media has appointed Dilupa Nanayakkara, communications strategist at News International, to the position of account director for its Bauer Place Portfolio of radio stations, including Magic 105.4 and Radio City 96.7. (Media Week)

Future, the specialist magazine group, has hired Nick King from News International as digital commercial director. (Media Week)

Yahoo has hired Ben Murphy and Dan Durling to the newly created roles of account group leaders, Gareth Shaw as its first senior DR specialist, Sam Coleman as group planner, and Russ Williams as studio production lead. (Media Week)

Clear Channel Outdoor has merged its US and international operations, including the UK, promoting William Eccleshare, formerly its international chief, to the new role of chief executive of Clear Channel Outdoor. (Media Week)

Channel 4 has appointed MEC's head of digital strategy, Carl Read, to the role of digital lead. (Media Week)

Nick Ellsom, PHD's head of digital, is joining Omnicom Media Group's Annalect division, with Harriet Perry moving in the other direction to become managing partner, digital, at PHD. (Media Week)

Ed Chalmers, the sales director at Global Radio, is to join Channel 4 as head of trading later this year. (Media Week)

JCDecaux, the outdoor media owner, has appointed News International's head of client development James Roles to the role of director of client development. (Media Week)

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