Julianne Moore will play former Alaska governor Sarah Palin in “Game Change,” an HBO movie about John McCain’s unsuccessful presidential campaign.
Burton’s Foods, which manufactures Cadbury’s chocolate bar biscuits, as well as Cadbury Digestives and Fingers, has appointed Wrigley’s marketer Toby Baker to the role of head of biscuits.
It has also appointed General Mill’s former marketing manager Emma Clacher as marketing manager for Cadbury Fingers.
Antonio Horta-Osorio, the new chief executive of Lloyds Banking Group, has announced a boardroom shakeup a week after taking the helm of the bailed out bank.
Lloyds announced on Wednesday morning that Helen Weir, head of the retail division, is to leave along with Archie Kane, who runs the insurance arm. The changes come as Horta- Osorio changes the structure of the bank that risks being broken up by the independent commission on banking later this year.
Since joining from Santander, Horta-Osório has begun a strategic review and has concluded the products sold under the Halifax brand should be managed separately to those sold by Bank of Scotland and Lloyds TSB. He is due to report the outcome of the review in June.
Leo Burnett’s luxury division, Atelier, has poached Euro RSCG’s marketing director Antonia Harrison, to become its deputy general manager.
Harrison will head up atelier’s marketing and new business efforts as part of the management team. She will be responsible for the overall operations of the company, reporting into atelier general manager, Janet Carpenter.
Stephen England-Hall, the former UK chief executive of the digital agency Razorfish, has been appointed by social media company Syncapse as its senior vice-president and managing director, EMEA.
Johnston Press has announced that John Fry, its chief executive, will leave the company in March 2012, as the company’s interim results highlight the impact of cuts in public sector advertising.
Metro, the free morning newspaper, has increased the responsibilities of its top marketing role as Abigail Slater, head of marketing, leaves the title.
Slater is leaving the top marketing role at Metro in the coming weeks and taking on the role of group communications manager at parent company Daily Mail & General Trust (DMGT).
In her new role she will report to Kathrina FitzGerald, strategy director at DMGT.
Slater has held the top marketing role at Metro for around three years.
Shortlist magazine has appointed Martin Robinson, currently deputy editor of IPC’s music magazine NME, as its new editor.
Robinson will join the company in June after working his notice period at IPC. ShortList’s deputy editor Gershon Portnoi will lead the title until Robinson joins.
He will replace Terri White, who leaves Shortlist Media on 15 April to become editor of The Sun’s Buzz magazine.
The Bank of England has named Goldman Sachs senior economist Ben Broadbent as the new member of the rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee. is beefing up its presence in Shanghai with plans to open its fifth store in an ambitious new move to expand into emerging markets. has poached the head of clothing at Sainsbury’s, just as she was on the brink of taking a position at a rival supermarket. Sources said Sara Bradley will take a ‘senior role’ within M&s’s clothing business.
Marks & Spencer is beefing up its presence in Shanghai with plans to open its fifth store in an ambitious new move to expand into emerging markets.
M&S has poached the head of clothing at Sainsbury’s, just as she was on the brink of taking a position at a rival supermarket.
Sources said Sara Bradley will take a ‘senior role’ within M&s’s clothing business.
She is the latest in a string of high profile appointments by new chief executive Marc Bolland.