Trading Places: this week's people moves

Rapp UK promotes managing partner John Perkins to managing director, Richard Stokes joins Maxus from ZenithOptimedia, and Patricia Hamzahee moves to Fleishman-Hillard, in this week's round-up of people moves across advertising, marketing, media and PR.

John Perkins: promoted to managing director at Rapp UK
John Perkins: promoted to managing director at Rapp UK


Iris has appointed Chris Slough, Proximity London's managing director, as chief client officer of Europe. (Campaign)

The headhunting firm The Lighthouse Company has hired the former chief executive of MediaCityUK, Sinead Greenaway, as its managing director. Greenaway will take over operational running of The Lighthouse’s London office with the company’s founder Kathleen Saxton now focusing on expanding the business globally. (Campaign)

Glue Isobar, the Aegis-owned agency, has appointed Douglas Le Patourel as the business director on its pan-European Kellogg account. Le Patourel was previously a group account director at JWT, where he managed the central and global digital activity for Shell. (Campaign)

Adam & Eve/DDB has hired Anthony Falco, the head of output and project management at JWT London, as its head of integrated production. (Campaign)

Ogilvy & Mather has promoted its client services director, Rob Smith, to managing director, replacing Jaimes Leggett. (Campaign)

Rapp UK has promoted the managing partner, John Perkins, to managing director, replacing Sam Nolan. (Campaign)


Maxus has appointed Richard Stokes, ZenithOptimedia's head of new business and marketing for EMEA, to the position of global new business and marketing director, replacing Helena Snowdon. (Media Week)


Tesco Mobile has recruited Simon Groves, a marketer at its network carrier O2, to become its new chief marketing officer. (Marketing)

The BBC has appointed former culture secretary James Purnell as director of strategy and digital, a role that sees him take charge of the corporation's marketing division, including marketing chief Philip Almond. (Marketing)


Liberty Global, the international group buying Virgin Media, has installed Marcus Smith as vice-president of media relations. (PR Week)

An energy trade body fighting the corner for shale gas development in the UK has appointed KGA managing partner Ken Cronin as chief executive. Cronin, formerly head of Kreab Gavin Anderson’s global energy practice, has been given the newly-created role by the United Kingdom Onshore Operators Group (UKOOG). (PR Week)

The former partner and co-head of Kreab Gavin Anderson's financial services practice, Patricia Hamzahee, is to join Fleishman-Hillard's London office at the beginning of March, in the newly-created role of head of financial services. (PR Week)

Lexington Communications has recruited Joanne Bullen from APCO Worldwide to establish an international offering for healthcare clients. (PR Week)

Cabinet Office head of comms Emily Tofield is to hand over the reins as she prepares to go on maternity leave. Her role will be temporarily filled by Victoria MacCallum, currently senior campaign manager at the Prime Minister’s Office. (PR Week)