Harry Hill ‘to quit TV Burp’. Comedian will walk away from hit show when his contract ends in early 2012 despite offer of pay rise, according to report.
UK has worst quality of life in Europe. Survey of 10 developed European countries puts UK at bottom of the pile due to high costs of living, while France takes top spot.
Saatchi & Saatchi has appointed Magnus Djaba, Fallon’s managing director, as the chief executive of its London agency.
Guy Hayward, the chief executive of JWT UK, is leaving the agency two years after taking the job.
Gary Digby, the former group commercial director of ITV, is understood to be in talks to join Channel 4 as a consultant, ahead of the autumn TV trading season.
HURON CONSULTING GROUP
Huron Consulting Group appointed Laurie Fischer as managing director of its subsidiary Huron Legal. Prior to joining Huron, Fischer founded and served as managing director of Fischer Associates LLC.
BNP Paribas, France’s biggest listed bank, appointed Laurent Couraudon as its country head for China effective 1st October 2011. Couraudon will be based in Beijing and will replace Francois Cristofari who retires. Previously, Couraudon was country head for Russia.
AXA REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT MANAGERS
AXA Real Estate, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AXA Investment Managers, appointed Riccardo Dallolio as European head of transactions. He will be based in London and co-ordinate all transactional activities in Europe. He joins after six years at Grove International Partners, where he was responsible for the origination, execution and management of real estate transactions.
Kleinwort Benson has appointed Mouhammed Choukeir as chief investment officer. Choukeir joins from Morgan Stanley , where he was head of multi-asset class investing in the wealth management division.