Movers & Shakers: Foxtel, Nine, Reprise

By AdNews | 31 January 2020

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.

Foxtel cuts more roles
Foxtel has rolled out several more redundancies across its in-house marketing and creative team. A spokesperson for the company said the cuts were “natural” in an in-house marketing and creative team of almost 250 people.

Reprise’s new CEO
IPG Mediabrands has appointed Matt Sallis as the new Reprise CEO. Sallis has been the managing director, accounts and performance at Reprise in Canada for the past three years. He takes over from former CEO Grace Liu, who has resigned and left the business after being appointed in January 2018.

WPP's new New Zealand team
WPP Australia and New Zealand has announced changes to its New Zealand leadership team. Managing director for New Zealand Sven Baker has resigned from his current position and will move to the transitional role of non-executive chairman, NZ. At the same time, a new NZ management team has been appointed. Reporting to WPP AUNZ CEO Jens Monsees, the new team comprises: GroupM NZ CEO Chris Riley, Designworks CEO Kelly-Ann Maxwell, Wunderman Thompson CEO Luke Pierson and WPP AUNZ chief financial officer NZ Damian Ferigo.

The Royals hires strategy boss
The Royals has hired Tom Donald as head of strategy. Donald joins from the same role at M&C Saatchi’s design business Re Brand Consulting. With more than two decades of experience, he has also worked at Droga5 and The Works. Donald, who will work across all businesses in the Sydney office, replaces Michaela Futcher, who recently joined TBWA\Media Arts Lab in Singapore.

Marley Spoon appoints CMO
Meal kit subscription company Marley Spoon has appointed Kate Whitney to the position of chief marketing and growth officer. She joins Marley Spoon from Pernod Ricard in the US, where she was the director of digital marketing. She has also worked with David Jones, where she spearheaded the development of the store’s credit card portfolio and re-ignited the Storecard with American Express, and Foxtel.

Pedestrian Group hires new GM of operations
John-Paul MacCormick has been appointed as Pedestrian Group’s general manager of operations. MacCormick joins from Dentsu Aegis Network’s Columbus where he was general manager of NSW. In his new role he will lead Pedestrian Group, owned by Nine, in cross company functions such as technology, people and culture. He will also be responsible for revenue streams outside of the core partnership teams, including ecommerce and programmatic advertising.

Nine Melbourne manager exits
Nine Melbourne’s managing director Matt Scriven has resigned after eight years with the business. He had been in the role for two years after serving as director of sales in Melbourne. During his time as MD he oversaw the merger of The Age into the Nine offices, as well as its new radio division. Scriven cited family as the reason for his departure.

Digital Remedy welcomes board members
Digital media solutions provider Digital Remedy has marked its 20th anniversary by appointing two new board members. Alex Chatfield, vice president of sales and account manager for Xandr’s strategic buying platform, and Quique Nagle, CEO and cofounder of Advisr, have both joined the board.

JCDecaux expands executive team
JCDecaux Australia and New Zealand’s head of technology Andrew Walls has been promoted to join the company's executive leadership team. Walls’ appointment follows the recent promotion of Cassandra Cameron, the company’s head of trading and sales operations, to the executive leadership team.

GHO Sydney appoints design director
GHO Sydney has appointed Domenic Bartolo to the newly created role of design director. He most recently worked at M&C Saatchi’s LIDA Australia as head of design. With more than 20 years’ experience in senior design roles across Sydney and London, he has also worked at Cummins&Parnters and DDB Sydney. 

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