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Trading Places: this week's people moves

Steve Hatch becomes the first UK and Ireland regional director of Facebook and Richard Jacobs joins Kinetic as UK marketing director, in this week's roundup of people moves in advertising, marketing, media and PR.

Steve Hatch: appointed Facebook's first UK and Ireland regional director

Steve Hatch: appointed Facebook's first UK and Ireland regional director

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Stephen Woodford, who stepped down as chairman of Adam & Eve/DDB earlier this year, has been appointed chairman of Lexis, the PR company. (Campaign)

MediaCom has promoted James Morris, the EMEA head of its content marketing arm MediaCom Beyond Advertising (MBA), to lead the division globally. (Campaign)

Steve Hatch, the chief executive of WPP's MEC, is set to become the first regional director of Facebook in the UK and Ireland. Hatch will be responsible for more than 150 staff and will report to Nicola Mendelsohn, who became Facebook's vice-president of EMEA in May. (Campaign)

ZenithOptimedia has confirmed that its UK chief executive, Tim Hipperson, has resigned and will be replaced by a new UK and worldwide management board. (Campaign)

Wieden & Kennedy London has hired Dave Day and Larry Seftel, two creative directors from Mother. (Campaign)

We Are Social has appointed Elie Adamson, a group account director at AKQA, as its London client services director, replacing Nicole Ghobrial who is relocating to We Are Social New York. (Campaign)

Droga5 Europe has hired Amy Garrett, a lead mother at Mother, as its head of project management. (Campaign)


Co-operative Group brand director David Magliano is to join Guardian News & Media (GNM) in the newly created position of managing director for membership strategies. (Marketing)


Kinetic Worldwide, WPP's out-of-home specialist, has appointed radio executive Richard Jacobs as its UK marketing director. Jacobs joins from Real & Smooth Radio, where he has been the head of commercial strategy for four years. (Media Week)


Book publisher HarperCollins UK has unveiled the new line-up of its comms team following the departure of UK and international group comms director Siobhan Kenny. Susanna Frayn has been promoted to comms director and will report to director of people John Athanasiou. Sam Missingham joins from The Bookseller in the newly created role of head of events and James Lewis has been promoted to comms content officer. (PR Week)

Former FT Group global comms chief Emma Gilpin-Jacobs is to take the role of director of comms for deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on 2 December. (PR Week)

Thirteen Communications has brought in Ryan Sketchley, who contributed to TVC's work on last year's Red Bull Stratos skydive. (PR Week)

Clinton Leeks has stepped down after almost two years as director of external and parliamentary relations at the company behind HS2. (PR Week)

Speed Communications board director and head of technology Ruth Jones has left the agency to join Lewis as a director. (PR Week)

Sophy Tobias is moving from her Facebook role to take charge of PR across Europe for Instagram, the photosharing network Facebook acquired for a billion dollars last year. (PR Week)

YouView's interim marketing and PR director Steve Conway has departed the technology company to lead comms efforts for St John Ambulance. (PR Week)

Pharmaceutical giant Roche has promoted UK director of comms Susie Hackett to head of comms for Europe.. (PR Week)

The Employment Related Services Association has hired Maeve McGoldrick as director of policy and communications. (PR Week)

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