The Week: People News - 02 appoints Thompson

O2 has hired Gav Thompson, a founder of Shop, to be its head of brand strategy. Thompson, a former managing partner of TBWA, replaces Tim Sefton, who has been promoted to senior vice-president of strategy and development across the O2 group. He joins on 29 October and will report to Cath Keers, the O2 customer director.