MOVERS

Hill Murray has appointed four new creatives. Rebecca Rae joins as a writer and Simon Pierson as an art director. Rae was previously with Leo Burnett Hong Kong and Pierson has been freelancing for the past year. Nigel Holmes has joined from Jersey, where he worked on Invesco International, and Martin Lawson moves from IMP to be an art director.

Hill Murray has appointed four new creatives. Rebecca Rae joins as a

writer and Simon Pierson as an art director. Rae was previously with Leo

Burnett Hong Kong and Pierson has been freelancing for the past year.

Nigel Holmes has joined from Jersey, where he worked on Invesco

International, and Martin Lawson moves from IMP to be an art director.



Direct Relations, the Leeds-based full-service direct communications

agency, has appointed Simon Norie board director. He joins from Time

Retail Finance, the in-house storecard company for the Kingfisher group,

where he was head of marketing.



The business-to-business agency, Dowell and Associates, has appointed

John Stanton managing director. The agency’s founder, Geoff Dowell, who

previously combined the roles of chairman and managing director, becomes

the executive chairman with responsibility for all new business and

agency development. Stanton takes responsibility for all existing

business and for the day-to-day running of the agency. Having originally

qualified as a chartered accountant, Stanton is a business strategist

with a City background in financial services.



Clilverd Booth Lockett Makin, the Bristol-based media independent, has

appointed Philip Cowdell as managing director. Formerly the media

director of Monitor Advertising, he joined CBLM after a year’s around-

the-world trip, which included working for D’Arcy Masius Benton and

Bowles in Sydney.



Sara Hardcastle has been appointed account manager with Quadrant Direct

Advertising, the direct marketing wing of the Warrington-based Quadrant

Advertising and Marketing. Originally from Toronto, Canada, she was

previously a senior account executive at the Manchester agency, BDH,

where she worked on accounts such as Mansfield Brewery, Waterford

Dairies and Manchester Airport.



Dennis Michelson has been appointed head of production by the Computer

Film Company. He was formerly a freelance visual effects supervisor in

Los Angeles, where he worked on the films Gremlins 2, Matinee, On Deadly

Ground and the upcoming Three Wishes, on which he was also second unit

director.



Simon Mann has been appointed national account manager by the Belfast

Telegraph. He joins the company from Virgin Radio where he was the group

sales manager. He has previously worked for Capital Radio, Ocean Sound

and Portsmouth and Sunderland Newspapers.



Christian Leroy has been appointed executive director by Landor

Associates. He will be responsible for project management and business

development in the Nordic region, including Denmark, Finland, Norway and

Sweden. Before joining Landor, Leroy worked in Brussels at the European

headquarters of the US telecommunications company, BellSouth. He joined

BellSouth as an executive assistant to the president and chief executive

officer for Europe and later became the business development manager.



PPP Healthcare has appointed Alison Meredith to the newly created

position of head of direct marketing. She joins PPP Healthcare from

Direct Line, where she was the marketing manager. She has also held

senior marketing positions with Marks and Spencer Financial Services and

Standard Chartered.



Cable London has appointed Sandy Saunderson director of business

telecommuni-cations. Saunderson has spent the past 14 years in the

computer industry. Before that he was the UK business development

director for a US software company.



The Independent Television Commission has appointed Peter Monteith

regional executive for the East of England. Monteith was the ITC’s head

of publications and publicity. He began his media career in local

newspapers in Buckinghamshire, before specialising in the broadcasting

sector, and is a former editor of Broadcast.



Esquire has appointed Caroline Connor advertisement director. Connor

joined the National Magazine Company as the international sales manager

in March to work alongside Keith LeGoy, director of international sales,

and to expand advertising revenue from the company’s overseas clients.

Before this, she worked at IPC for four years, holding a number of

positions, latterly as the advertisement controller for Country Life,

Leisure Network and London Portrait.



Deborah Oliver,the Royal Mail’s head of public relations, has been

appointed communications director. Oliver had been with the Post Office

for 16 years when she was appointed head of PR for the Royal Mail in

1991.



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