Movers and shakers of the week

By AdNews | 4 March 2016

Adland is full of big moves at the moment. Here are the movers and shakers of this week:

Google MD Maile Carnegie exits for ANZ role

Google's Australian managing director, Maile Carnegie, has departed the technology giant for a role with ANZ. Carnegie will take up the role of group executive digital banking reporting to the bank's CEO, Shayne Elliott. Read more here.

Pandora director heads up new ad tech firm GumGum

Pandora's former commercial director, Jon Stubley, who left the business in August last year, has resurfaced at a new in-image advertising startup in Australia – GumGum. Read more here.

Andrew Holt to leave Clemenger

Clemenger BBDO Sydney MD Andrew Holt will leave the agency, with his role now absorbed into senior management. Holt has been with the Sydney office for 18 months, joining from a role as MD of the network's Wellington office. Read more here.

IAB CEO Alice Manners departs

The IAB has announced this week that the current CEO Alice Manners will step down from the organisation in May as her three year tenure comes to an end. Read more here.

Pacific Magazine’s announces Youth Portfolio hires

Daniel Findlay, currently K-Zone editor, has been appointed editor-in-chief across Pacific’s leading youth portfolio, including, Girlfriend, Total Girl and K-Zone while Tamara Davis has been appointed editor of girlfriend and Total Girl. Louise Meers will be stepping into a managing editor role at K-Zone, having been the brand’s deputy editor for the past year. Read more here.

Isobar promotes Joan O’Reilly to general manager

Isobar has announced Joan O’Reilly has been promoted to the role of general manager for Isobar Perth. O’Reilly joined Isobar in 2008. In the role she will head a team of 30, bolstering the team’s experience in eCommerce, CRM and integration.

Blismedia expands ANZ

Blismedia’s Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) operation has hired nine new team members including Rob Marshall from InMobi, who joins as senior sales manager, and Leah Stalker from SBS, who joins as sales manager. Both will report into Nick Ballard, Blis’ ANZ managing directors.

MediaMath ANZ boss exits

Country manager ANZ at MediaMath, Stuart Bartram, has left the ad tech business and a replacement has not yet been found. Read more here.


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