The Independent and Standard owner Lebedev in TV punch-up. Alexander Lebedev, the Russian owner of The Independent and the London Evening Standard newspapers, has recalled the violence associated with his former employer, the KGB, by punching a businessman in the face during a Russian television show.
Tom Huxtable, managing director of 23red, has left the agency after 18 months to join social media technology company Engage Sciences.
Jacquie Duckworth, former associate publisher of Conde Nast’s Easy Living, has joined River Publishing as commercial director.
ST JAMES’S PLACE PLC
The wealth management group appointed Iain Cornish as an independent non-executive director, effective Oct. 1. Cornish joins from the Yorkshire Building Society, where he held a number of senior management positions before becoming the chief executive in 2003.