The Financial Times has poached Charles Brookes from The Times and
Sunday Times to be its new UK agency sales manager.
Brookes currently heads the magazine sales team that is responsible for
selling ads in the Saturday Culture section, the Sunday Times Magazine
and Style. He will start at the FT in August.
In his new role, Brookes replaces Andy Skarzynski, who left the FT in
April to pursue his dream of a career in music, starting with a job in a
recording studio in Islington.
Landing Brookes is clearly a coup for the FT. One insider commented:
’There aren’t too many great people around who can really add something
to a team like ours, but Charles is one of them.’
The FT is also thought to be looking for a client sales manager
following the departure of Richard Winchurch-Beale, who left at around
the same time as Skarzynski. An announcement on this role is expected