The Southampton-based Riggs Advertising and Public Relations has
appointed David Fowles to head the agency. He was previously group chief
executive at Hall Harrison Cowley Advertising. Before that, he was at
Euro RSCG, D’Arcy Masius Benton and Bowles, McCann-Erickson and Lopex,
among other agencies.
Eagle Star has appointed Derek McLaughlan as managing director,
commercial lines. He succeeds Gerry Boyle, who has retired after 41
years’ service. McLaughlan joined Eagle Star from Royal Insurance in
1991 to become divisional director, marketing and operations, commercial
lines. He was appointed director of Eagle Star Direct in 1994.
McLaughlan’s move has resulted in the appointment of Paul Davies as
director of Eagle Star Direct. Davies arrives from Eagle Star Life,
where he has been marketing director since 1994. Steve Wigzell, 43, has
been appointed marketing director of Eagle Star. Wigzell was previously
a corporate planner at Allied Dunbar and, for the past two years, has
been director of planning and development for B. A. T.
Financial Services (UK). Paul Swinburn, 48, has been appointed director
of corporate affairs at Eagle Star. He was previously corporate
Chris Hartley has been appointed as the director of the processing
division of Reed Exhibition Companies. Hartley, an employee of Reed
Exhibitions since 1991, has an extensive knowledge of exhibitions in the
processing division, having worked directly on the triennial exhibition,
Eurochem, the annual Environmental Technology exhibition and the new
event, Energy Resource.
The independent West London brewer, Fuller Smith and Turner, has
appointed John Roberts as marketing director. Roberts, 38, who will take
a seat on the board, brings experience from working at companies such as
Britvic, KP Foods and, most recently, Scottish Courage.
Ian Bradshaw, 27, has been appointed superstore marketing manager at
Office World, the leading stationery, office products and furniture
superstore group. Before joining the company, Bradshaw was marketing
manager at Gardena UK. His early retail experience was gained through
the J. Sainsbury management training scheme.
Helen White has been appointed by De’Longhi UK as product manager for
heating, air-conditioning and floor-care products. She joins from
Philips, where she spent more than eight years. White worked in planning
and logistics for major appliances, then on car stereos, before being
promoted to product marketing manager for televisions and then corporate
promotions manager at Philips Electronics. After Philips, she worked as
a product manager for the Healthcall Group, before joining De’Longhi at
the beginning of 1996.
The ISO Research Centre, part of the ISO Group, has appointed Peter
Haigh as managing director. He was previously sales and marketing
director at the Savoy Group of Hotels. Haigh also spent 14 years with
Marriott Hotels in various sales and marketing positions, primarily in
Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The Royal College of Nursing has appointed Mark Flannagan as assistant
director, external affairs. Flannagan joins the RCN from the BBC, where
he was the senior press officer, corporate press relations. He worked at
the BBC from September 1993 to February 1996, and he was responsible for
the media work around Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting - an important
area of the BBC’s development - and television licensing. Before the
BBC, he was deputy director at Ash (Action on Smoking and Health).
Ed Stanislawski has been appointed as marketing manager of QMS (UK).
Stani-slawski replaces Iain Friar, who becomes colour product manager
for QMS EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Asia). Stanislawski originally
joined QMS as a systems engineer, having worked for a number of years at
Midwich Thame as a product manager.
Miller Freeman Publishers has appointed Andy Jordan as associate
publisher for the printing and packaging group of titles, which include
Printing World, Packaging Week and PrePress World. Jordan moves from
Printing World, where he was advertising manager. Graham Bond has been
appointed associate publisher of Leather and Tunnels and Tunnelling. At
Leather he was advertising manager. Richard Smith, previously acting
advertising manager at Catering, has been appointed as advertising
manager of Leather.
Motorola has appointed Mary Harrison as UK marketing communications
manager. Before joining Motorola, she was with Toshiba Information
Systems. And before that, she worked at Landmark, Exact Software,
Nixdorf Computer and Data General Computers. Her role at Motorola will
focus on developing UK marketing and communications activities.