The BBC is to eliminate two layers of management in an attempt to “tackle the complexity that so often frustrates people working in and around the BBC”.
Caroline Thomson, the BBC’s chief operating officer, outlined the management consolidation in a speech to staff yesterday, claiming it will “tackle the complexity in and around the BBC and create simpler decision-making”.
Peugeot has appointed Morgan Lecoupeur to the role of UK marketing director, following the departure of predecessor Christian Stein to rival Seat.
Lecoupeur joins from Peugeot Austria, where he was director of marketing and quality. He takes up the new role this week, after Stein left for Spain to take over as global marketing director at the Volkswagen-owned marque.
Jonathan Lewis, head of digital media at Channel 5, is set to join Vevo, the online music offering backed by Universal, Sony and the Abu Dhabi Media Company in partnership with Google, as its first UK managing director.
Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam has raided Goodby Silverstein and Partners to form a new creative duo.
Art director Adrien Bindi joins Wieden + Kennedy after three years at Goodby Silverstein and Partners (GS&P) in San Francisco, where he produced award-winning work such as ‘Battle for Milkquarious’ for Got Milk.
Microsoft has appointed Chris Capossela as its new global marketing chief and put him in charge of its consumer channels business.
ERNST & YOUNG
The accounting firm appointed Steve Varley as UK and Ireland managing partner. Varley will succeed Scott Halliday, who is moving back to the United States in June for personal reasons.
The wealth management firm appointed Annie Boivin as manager, Wealth and Estate Planning.
J.P. MORGAN ASSET MANAGEMENT
The unit of JPMorgan Chase & Co appointed John Anderson as a portfolio manager in its fixed income team. Anderson joins the firm from Gartmore Asset Management.
The investment management firm appointed Thomas Kwan as head of Asian debt. Kwan joins from ICBC Credit Suisse in Beijing where he was responsible for global macro research and asset allocation strategy.
HARRIS PRIVATE BANK
The company appointed Sandra Fuentes as vice president, senior portfolio manager. She was most recently a senior vice president, investment manager for Wells Fargo.