ADMA CEO exits
Jodie Sangster is exiting after seven years running ADMA and the broader Australian Alliance for Data Leadership (AADL) network. Rumours of her impending exit reached AdNews earlier this week but the organisation and Sangster directly denied she was leaving. Steve Sinha will take on the role in the interim while the group searches for a permanent CEO. Sangster will remain on until the end of April. Sangster, who has been a respected operator in the marketing and data space, is joining IBM Watson. During her tenure Sangster grew the organisation and took on responsibility for a number of additional data-focussed organisations that she merged with ADMA under the banner of the Australian Alliance for Data Leadership (AADL). It counts 700 member organisations and over 40,000 individuals in its membership.
SCA's new structure
Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) has revealed a new management structure for Queensland which sees the appointment of Tim Davenport as general manager for Southern Queensland and Ken Wood as general manager for Northern Queensland. In the Southern Queensland region, Davenport will be responsible for SCA’s Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Sunshine Coast, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay and Maryborough operations. In Northern Queensland, Wood will be responsible for Cairns, Mackay, Townsville, Rockhampton, Sunshine Coast, Gladstone, Toowoomba, Emerald, Mt Isa and the Northern Territory. Both will report to Rick Lenarcic, head of regional media for SCA and will start in their roles immediately.
Dan Hill promoted amid restructure of Val Morgan Group
Long-time managing director of cinema business Val Morgan Dan Hill has been promoted to CEO of the group. In the newly created role he takes responsibility for the group's outdoor business VMO as well as cinema. At the same time Anthony Deeble, former managing director of VMO, takes on the newly created role of chief commercial officer across the group. Read more here.
Ogilvy CEO takes on WPP AUNZ transformation role
Ogilvy CEO David Fox has been made WPP AUNZ chief transformation officer for the group's creative agency business. In addition to keeping his current role, Fox, who has been top boss of Ogilvy Australia for four years, will now split his time overseeing eight WPP AUNZ advertising agencies across both Australia and New Zealand. These include Ogilvy, Y&R Group, J. Walter Thompson, WhiteGrey, The Brand Agency, Spinach, Assignment and IM Advertising. Read more here.
WhiteGrey appoints M&C Saatchi’s Lee Simpson as CEO
WhiteGREY has appointed M&C Saatchi managing partner Lee Simpson to CEO to replace Miles Joyce who left the agency last week. Joyce's departure followed joint-CEO Paul Worboys resignation, who left for family reasons. Simpson was previously the managing partner at M&C Saatchi Australia for almost two years.
Bohemia hires commercial director from GroupM
Bohemia, part of M&C Saatchi, has appointed Jennifer Lloyd as its commercial director. Lloyd joins the agency from Wavemaker where she was the national commercial director for 10 years. Her hire follows the appointment of Jeremy Bierma to lead the UBank team as performance director and news Bohemia was expanding into Melbourne.
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