DDB UK’s head of planning, Sarah Watson, is leaving the agency to move to New York with her husband, Tom Morton, the chief strategy officer of Publicis Group UK.
Watson is joining Bartle Bogle Hegarty in New York in the newly created role of chief strategy officer. Morton does not have a job to go to in the US but has quit Publicis to make the move with Watson.
Beattie McGuinness Bungay creative directors Ben Walker and Matt Gooden have resigned from the agency to join Crispin Porter & Bogusky’s London office as joint executive creative directors.
The creative team resigned on Wednesday and leave BMB after just over a year at the shop. They will work across CP&B’s accounts, including the agency’s pan-European Milka business.
Digital Cinema Media, the cinema sales house, has appointed the former Mindshare chief executive Simon Rees as its new managing director. He replaces Martin Bowley, who left DCM in January.
Rees will oversee all commercial and operational aspects of the DCM business, which, following the addition of the Vue cinemas contract at the end of last year, now accounts for around 80 per cent of the cinema ad sales market.
The global wealth management division of Barclays Plc appointed Carole Cheung as managing director, senior client partner, based in Hong Kong, effective 3 May 2011.
The global investment bank named Lisa Robins as head of its global transaction banking business for the Asia Pacific region, which will become effective in July.
The investment banking arm of Arbuthnot Banking Group hired Michael Loungo as a research director, covering financial services.
The wholly owned subsidiary of Canaccord Financial appointed Peter Mallin-Jones as director, mining equity research.
The emerging markets investment bank has hired Nothando Ndebele as head of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) research.
The British engineering company announced the appointment of Melanie Gee to the board as a non-executive director.
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The pan-African private equity specialist appointed Andrew Brown as chief investment officer in a newly created position.