Check out this week's movers and shakers across adland:
Fox Sports boss Patrick Delany named Foxtel CEO
Fox Sports Australia chief executive Patrick Delany will become the CEO of Foxtel, succeeding Peter Tonagh, News Corp has announced. The move comes ahead of a merger between Foxtel and Fox Sports but has come as a surprise. AdNews understands both CEOs were considered for the CEO role of the merged entity and Tonagh will leave News Corp. Full story here.
Lavender CEO Roy Capon exits for international opportunity
CX agency Lavender CEO Roy Capon has exited the agency for an international opportunity. Capon has been at the agency for nearly two years, joining as CEO in 2016 as founder Will Lavender stepped into a chairman role. Full story here.
DDB Melbourne completes leadership team with new chief strategy officer
DDB Group Melbourne has appointed Karen Dwyer as its chief strategy officer, completing its new leadership team. The move follows the hire of Stuart Turner as ECD and Kate Sterling as group MD in 2017. The leadership team work across the DDB, Tribal and Track agency brands. Full story here.
Ex-comScore VP boss Lachlan Brahe resurfaces as Reprise GM
Former Australian leader of comScore and second-in-charge for Asia-Pacific, Lachlan Brahe, is joining IPG Mediabrands as GM of the group’s digital experience business, Reprise. Brahe is one of two national GMs appointed for Reprise with Jules Kilmartin, currently head of Reprise Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide, promoted to GM. Full story here.
Hofmeyer will take the reins at Wavemaker Adelaide
Wavemaker has promoted Matt Hofmeyer to Adelaide MD, replacing outgoing boss Royce Zygarlicki, who is leaving the agency to return to his hometown of Melbourne after seven years in the South Australian capital. Hofmeyer has been with Wavemaker Adelaide (formerly MEC) for 12 years and has worked with many of the agency’s largest clients, including Mitsubishi and South Australian Government. For the past seven years, he has been the lead on the South Australian Government account, having played a key role in the account’s retention in 2015 and 2013. Wavemaker said Zygarlicki is leaving for family reasons and will take up a role at News Corp in Melbourne.
BMF hires ex-M&C Saatchi's Paul Coles
Ex-M&C Saatchi exec Paul Coles has been appointed to lead the Aldi account at BMF. Coles departed M&C Saatchi’s retail division 1440 at the end of last year after nearly four years with the agency. He initially lead the IAG Group business, which M&C later lost to The Monkeys, before moving to its retail start-up, 1440, as part of the management team for the last 18 months. His appointment follows news that BMF ECD Cam Blackley would be joining M&C Saatchi as chief creative officer - another staffing switcheroo. He replaces Toby Hussey, who led the account for two years.
Mary Ann Azer exits Magazine Networks as publishers take control
Magazine Networks executive director Mary Ann Azer will depart the business as Pacific Magazines, Bauer Media and NewsLifeMedia take control of the body. Magazine Networks was formed in 1995, previously known as The Association of Magazine Publishers of Australia (MPA), and represents Australian publishers of consumer, cover-priced and nationally distributed magazines. Full story here.
Inskin Media promotes Georgia Woodburne to commercial director
Digital advertising company Inskin has promoted Georgia Woodburne from head of sales to the newly created position of commercial director. Woodburne joined Inskin in 2015, having previously held positions at Cadreon and Fairfax Media. She will lead the Inskin team and is responsible for driving growth and maximising revenues.
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