Movers & Shakers: DAN, Accenture Interactive, UM

Paige Murphy
By Paige Murphy | 24 May 2019

It's hard to keep up with all the latest moves across media, marketing and advertising, so we've made a list. Check out the biggest moves in adland this week.

Exits at DAN 
Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) ANZ has made three members of its executive leadership team redundant, as the business continues its restructure under new CEO Henry Tajer. Amplifi president Adrian Roeling, iProspect national managing director Nick Seckold and head of corporate communications for the network Andrew Hewett have all exited the holding group. Also leaving the business is chief financial officer Anthea Kane. She stepped down from her role with the holding group after less than six months. AdNews understands it was her decision to exit the business, unrelated to the redundancies within the holding group.

Accenture Interactive MD exits
Accenture Interactive managing director AUNZ Michael Buckley has left the business after nearly six years. Buckley was responsible for the growth and management of Accenture Interactive in Australia and New Zealand. He played an instrumental role in the acquisitions of The Monkeys and Maud and helped launch its digital ad buying division. Prior to joining Accenture, Buckley was founder and CEO of both Pebble Digital and Razorfish, and was a managing partner at Isobar from 2000 to 2005.

UM creates new role
UM AUNZ has revealed plans to "evolve its senior leadership team and accelerate its media counsel", with the creation of a new role, head of next. The role, which will be filled by current UM national connections design director Tobias Young, is designed to provide clients with a future-focused strategy when it comes to overall long-term plans and directions. Young has been with UM for nine years where he has worked in various roles including as a media buyer, implementation planner, trading manager and investment director.

Clemenger BBDO elevates Pippa O'Regan
Clemenger BBDO Melbourne has promoted Pippa O'Regan to general manager of the Myer account. In her new role, O'Regan will continue leading integrated output for Myer, managing all aspects of its retail and brand activity, but will also take on responsibility for Myer’s digital services. O'Regan has been responsible for a number of previous campaigns for Myer including the Six Second Sale, Catwalk to Cart and recently, the Myer Christmas Bauble campaign. Prior to joining Clemenger BBDO Melbourne, she held senior roles both client and agency side across the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

Groupon appoints marketing boss
Groupon has appointed Dane Sharp as head of marketing to oversee its customer marketing in Australia and New Zealand. In his new role, Sharp will be tasked with leading Groupon's consumer marketing team and driving a strategy that will focus on Groupon’s customers and the end-to-end customer journey. Sharp joins from McDonald’s, where he spent the past three years as digital experience manager in Australia, helping lead the launch and growth of McDonald’s mobile ordering app, Monopoly app, digital merchandising inside the restaurant and various digital commerce platforms. He brings more than 15 years' experience across marketing, media and digital, and has worked for companies including Rip Curl, Under Armour and eBay.

Nova appoints new group sales manager
Nova Entertainment has appointed James Hansford to the role of Melbourne group sales manager. Hansford will be leading the agency sales team responsible for the Publicis agencies Zenith and Starcom, as well as independent agency Nunn Media. He brings over seven years' experience in the media industry and was most recently a senior sales executive for Nova Entertainment in Melbourne. Before joining the team in 2016 as an agency sales executive, Hansford worked in a similar role at Nine Entertainment for two years.

News Corp's Damian Eales elected as INMA president
Damian Eales has been elected as president of the International News Media Association (INMA) board of directors. Eales, chief operating officer of publishing at News Corp Australia, has been on the INMA board since 2014 and has served as VP for the past two years. He also sits on the NewsMediaWorks board. Also elected to the INMA board of directors is Chris Janz, Nine’s MD of publishing, who is also a member of NewsMediawork’s board.

Ex-Telstra director joins IE
Independent innovation company IE has appointed John Chambers as managing partner for corporate innovation. Chambers brings 20 years of experience across product, strategy, operations, innovation and technology to the business. He has worked with clients including Toyota, Australia Post, Bupa, World Vision and Lexus. In his new role, Chambers will oversee IE's offerings to clients in developing their growth and innovation strategies, assessing their innovation capabilities, and developing new digital products and ventures. He has spent 18 years at Telstra, at different times leading the mobile, broadband and product innovation divisions.

Lotame promotes boss to global role
Data solutions company Lotame has promoted Evgeny Popov to head of global data solutions. In his new role, Popov will be responsible for driving data revenue globally for the Lotame Data Exchange. Reporting to Lotame chief strategy officer Jason Downie, Popov will also work closely with the data operations team and supervise the global data sales team. Zuzana Urbanova will take over Popov's previous role as the head of data solutions for APAC. Prior to Lotame, Urbanova held the position of senior sales at Snapchat.

Focus Creative hires former De’Longhi marketer
Sydney-based agency Focus Creative has hired Ellie Moss as its new account director. Moss is tasked with overseeing accounts at the agency and augmenting services across its suite of clients. She joins the agency from De'Longhi Group, where as marketing manager she oversaw strategic marketing plans, integrated campaign execution and new product introduction. She brings with her over ten years of experience in strategic marketing, consumer insights, human-centred business thinking and leveraging CX to drive business results.

Pollinate opens Canberra office
Sydney-based research and brand strategy consultancy Pollinate has opened its doors in Canberra, appointing longtime employee Garrett Tyler Parker as managing director. Parker has worked with the business for six years where he joined from Ipsos ASI. He brings a range of methodological and category experience to the new Canberra office, having worked across a range of sectors including with clients from the Federal Government, Indigenous communities, private sector investment, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and professional associations.

DesignStudio names principal
Global brand and design agency DesignStudio has today announced the appointment of Mark Liney to the role of Principal for its Sydney studio. Liney joins DesignStudio from Re, M&C Saatchi’s brand and design consultancy, where he was managing partner of the Sydney business, working with clients including Optus, Commonwealth Bank and Woolworths. Prior to Re, he spent four years at Landor across the Sydney and London studios.

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