Trading Places: this week's people moves

Mark Craze steps down as chief executive at Havas Media Group UK, Simon Calver resigns as head of Mothercare and James Wildman joins Trinity Mirror, in this week's round-up of people moves in advertising, marketing, media and PR.

Mark Craze: leaves Havas Media Group next month
Mark Craze: leaves Havas Media Group next month


TBWA\London has selected Richard Stainer, the managing partner and client services director at Bartle Bogle Hegarty London, as its new chief executive. (Campaign)

Dare has hired Vassilios Alexiou, the founder and executive creative director of the interactive design consultancy Less Rain, in the new role of director of experience design. (Campaign)

Mark Craze, chief executive of Havas Media Group in the UK, is leaving the French marketing group after nine years to explore other "exciting new projects". (Campaign)

Alistair Beattie, DDB's EMEA head of strategic planning and innovation, has been promoted to EMEA president of Tribal Worldwide after the departure of Jacco ter Schegget to OgilvyOne China. (Campaign)

Holler, the digital agency, has hired Chomoi Picho-Owiny, a creative director at Possible, as creative director, overseeing output for the London office. (Campaign)

Tom Johnstone, a former head of planning at DLKW, is joining 72andSunny's Los Angeles office as a group strategy officer. (Campaign)


Mothercare chief executive Simon Calver, a former marketer at Unilever and PepsiCo, has resigned from his role at the baby products retailer. (Marketing)

Land Rover has recruited former Audi and LG marketer Dominic Chambers to the role of global marketing communications director. (Marketing)


James Wildman, who recently stepped down as the managing director of Yahoo UK and Ireland, is set to take the lead commercial role at Trinity Mirror. (Campaign)

Matt Teeman, the former commercial director of Metro turned group leader of its client sales team, has become the latest high-profile scalp of an ongoing review at parent Daily Mail and General Trust. (Media Week)


GolinHarris has snared Havas Group's UK head of social Neil Kleiner to spearhead its own social media offering. (PR Week)

Former Olympic volleyball player Andrew Pink has joined Brazil to lead its sports division. (PR Week)

Cohn & Wolfe has appointed Helena Roberts, the former EMEA comms head of erstwhile client Burger King, as a director in its consumer marketing team. (PR Week)

AstraZeneca's vice-president of global communications Neil McCrae is to join Royal Mail as deputy director of communications after nearly 20 years in the pharmaceutical sector. (PR Week)

Gavin Grant, the former chairman of Burson-Marsteller UK, has stepped down as chief executive of the animal welfare charity RSPCA due to health concerns. (PR Week)

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