Trading Places: this week's people moves

OMD UK poaches planner Kelly Parker from Havas and John Litster becomes managing director at Sky Media, in this week's round-up of people moves in advertising, marketing, media and PR.

Kelly Parker: joins OMD UK as a client partner
Kelly Parker: joins OMD UK as a client partner


M&C Saatchi has hired Jason Lawes, a former creative partner of The Red Brick Road, to the role of creative director. (Campaign)

Possible, the WPP digital digital agency, has appointed SapientNitro's Mikhail Goldgaber as its head of experience. (Campaign)

OMD UK has poached Kelly Parker, the head of planning at Havas Media, as a client partner for accounts including its recent win, SSE. (Campaign)

Brad Fairhead, the former managing director of Hypernaked, has joined the social media data analytics company Starcount as its chief strategy officer. (Campaign)

John Ayling & Associates (JAA) has promoted Rob Stephens from deputy managing director to the role of chief executive, the first in the agency's 36-year history. (Campaign)

Adam & Eve/DDB has installed a new management team. Mat Goff, the managing partner and head of account management, and Tammy Einav, the managing partner and head of new business, have been promoted to the new positions of joint managing directors. Alex Hesz, also a managing partner, becomes Adam & Eve/DDB’s first director of digital and Xavier Rees has been promoted to the new role of group managing director. (Campaign)

ZenithOptimedia has hired Christine Beardsell, the founding partner and head of content at VCCP Content, as the managing director of Newcast UK. (Campaign)


'Candy Crush' owner King has appointed Nicki Sheard as its vice-president of brand marketing. (Marketing)

Danielle Crook, the ex-Starbucks marketer, has been appointed as director of marketing for Europe at Netflix. (Marketing)


John Litster, the director of trading at BSkyB' s ad sales division Sky Media, has been promoted to the role of managing director of Sky Media. (Media Week)

Adrian Fitch, the insights manager at Absolute Radio, has been appointed to the new role of head of brand insight (radio) at Bauer Media. (Media Week)

Time Out Group has appointed Kimberley O'Hara, the digital sales development director at Johnson Publishing, as chief commercial officer to lead its international commercial presence outside North America. (Media Week)

Yahoo's newly appointed UK managing director Stuart Flint is leaving the company to take Simon Davies' role as sales director for Microsoft UK. (Media Week)


Edelman has appointed Coca-Cola Enterprises vice-president of human resources Nigel Miller in a dual role that will see him help both the agency and its clients with their employee communications. (PR Week)

Lucy Gilchrist, the head of energy and resources public affairs and corporate agency at Hanover, is joining PepsiCo as head of external affairs. (PR Week)

Alison Woodhouse, a strategic policy manager at the Department for Energy and Climate Change, is joining public affairs and corporate agency Hanover in April. (PR Week)

MHP Health joint head Rupert Gowrley is leaving to take up the role of UK government affairs and sustainability director at private healthcare company Bupa. (PR Week)

Public affairs agency Brevia Consulting has hired electricity generation industry specialist David Porter to chair its energy division. (PR Week)

Text 100 UK managing director Dan Baxter has stepped down from the agency to take up the role of group communications director for soft drinks company Coca-Cola across the Eurasian and African regions. (PR Week)

Hudson Sandler has appointed Lance Concannon to the newly created position of head of digital and social media. (PR Week)

The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) has appointed Liam English as its comms director. (PR Week)