Trading Places: this week's people moves

Mother's Stef Calcraft is leaving the agency he co-founded and McCann has promoted John Mescall to a global creative role, in this week's round-up of people moves in advertising, marketing and media.

John Mescall: becomes global executive creative director for McCann
John Mescall: becomes global executive creative director for McCann


BSUR, the Amsterdam-based agency, has hired Shandor Gancs, the creative director at the Australian fashion brand Leopold, as its creative director. (Campaign)

Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO has hired Mike Crowe and Rob Messeter, who were the creative directors on Marmite's award-winning "Love it. Hate it. Just don't forget it" campaign, as creative partners. (Campaign)

McCann has promoted John Mescall to the new role of global executive creative director. (Campaign)

Stef Calcraft has announced he is to leave Mother in March 2015, two-and-a-half years after selling his stake in the agency he co-founded. (Campaign)

Partners Andrews Aldridge has poached TMW's strategic planning director Roz Hurst and hired Aman Kirshna from Channel 4, in an attempt to diversify the agency. Partners has also promoted Nisa Bayindir to the role of content and social strategist. (Campaign)

Havas EHS has hired Mark Taylor, former vice-president of consumer insights at Razorfish, to the newly created role of managing director of FULCRM, London. (Campaign)

Saatchi & Saatchi London has appointed Adam Chiappe, who was behind the Gold Lion-winning "twisted" TV spot for Levi's, as a creative director. (Campaign)


David Wood, whose former role of Tesco UK marketing director is being abolished, is to take up a position as managing director of the retailer’s health and wellbeing unit, as the supermarket group continues its restructure of the senior marketing team. (Marketing)


Haymarket's Brand Republic Group, home to Campaign, Marketing, PR Week and Media Week, has appointed UBM's Adrian Barrick as its first editorial director, taking control of editorial strategy across the group. (Media Week)

Marc Bignell, global chief investment officer at Omnicom Media Group, is set to take a senior leadership role at Yahoo in Europe. (Campaign)

David Sear, chief executive of Weve, the joint venture between the UK's three largest mobile network operators - EE, Telefonica UK (O2) and Vodafone UK - is leaving the company he helped establish, after one and a half years. (Media Week)

Andy Barnes, the former sales director of Channel 4, has joined the media trading consultancy Concise Media Consulting as a director. (Campaign)

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