Trading Places: this week's people moves

Isobar UK appoints Jon Boardman as managing director and Mark Wood is to step down as chief executive at media company Future, in this week's round-up of people moves in advertising, marketing, media and PR.

Mark Wood: Future chief executive is to step down from the role
Mark Wood: Future chief executive is to step down from the role


Gravity Road, the content agency, has hired Joanna Osborn, the content business director at Bartle Bogle Hegarty London, in the new role of head of creative services. (Campaign)

OgilvyOne London has appointed John Streit, the technical director at Tribal Worldwide London, to the newly created role of chief technology officer. (Campaign)

Isobar UK has hired Jon Boardman, the partner and group business development director at VCCP, as its managing director, replacing Wayne Brown. (Campaign)


RSA chief marketing officer Pete Markey is to join the Post Office under the same title. (Marketing)

Asda has promoted chief marketing officer Steve Smith to the new post of chief customer officer, as part of a restructure of the supermarket's executive team. (Marketing)


Future, the media company behind T3, Cycling Plus, Total Film, has announced chief executive Mark Wood is to be replaced by current chief financial officer Zillah Byng-Maddick after warning profits would be "significantly below" market expectations this year. (Media Week)

Stuart Staves, formerly the advertising director for Future's technology group, is to lead the new combined central agency advertising unit at the magazine publisher. Rob Elms takes on the new role of head of trading, while Gerson Barnett has been appointed to the new role of head of third-party revenues and programmatic. (Media Week)


Alastair Fairbrother has been appointed by Allianz Global Investors to head its UK communications. (PR Week)

The Sun has appointed Business for Britain campaign director Dylan Sharpe as head of PR. (PR Week)

William Ostrom, the man behind communications for directory enquiry service 118 118, is set to leave his role after a decade of working on the brand. (PR Week)

Soft drinks brand Lucozade Ribena Suntory has recruited AB InBev's Michelle Norman to fill the newly created role of head of external affairs. (PR Week)

Next Fifteen has formalised the role of Peter Harris as its CFO. He has been serving in the position on an interim basis since last November. (PR Week)

FTI's crisis communications head Jonathan Hawker has left to launch his own consultancy, named Slate Campaigns. (PR Week)

Curzon PR has appointed Seig de Vater, founder of family office marketing business Debrecks, as a director leading the financial sector division. (PR Week)

Crisis-hit Co-operative Bank has drafted in former GlaxoSmithKline communications director Alice Hunt as director of communications. (PR Week)

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