Guardian boosts senior team

The Guardian has landed substantial new business from Sun Microsystems and has made a number of senior appointments.

The Guardian has landed substantial new business from Sun

Microsystems and has made a number of senior appointments.



The integrated solutions unit has secured a deal through Initiative

Media to produce three dotcom supplements, sponsored by Sun

Microsystems.



The supplements, edited by Guardian online editor Vic Keegan, will be

published with the 13 April, 11 May and 8 June editions of the

paper.



Helen George, formerly projects manager, has been promoted and will now

head the integrated solutions unit, replacing Mary O’Hara who is moving

into editorial. Charlotte Reich moves up from project executive to

replace George. Jane Ogden moves from the agency team to replace Reich.

Charlotte Henin has joined from the BBC as promotions and sponsorship

executive.



On the agency teams, Simon Kilby moves from group head to newspaper

sales manager. Kilby retains responsibility for an agency team but takes

on the task of helping guide strategy across all the newsprint products.

He reports to joint agency sales managers Chris Pelekanou and Adam

Freeman.



Deputy ad director Stuart Taylor said: ’The volume of our business has

grown so much we need somebody with Simon’s experience and flatplanning

skills to take the lead on newspapers and make the week work for

us.’



Tim Howett has been promoted from agency sales executive to a new

position of magazines group head. He will work alongside Rachel King in

managing The Guardian’s burgeoning portfolio of supplements.



Dan Britcher has been promoted from agency sales executive to newspaper

group head, replacing Ogden.



Taylor added: ’These appointments will help exploit the synergies that

exist between magazines and newspapers and will strengthen our service

to agencies.’



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