Movers: Appointment at VNU Business Publications

VNU Business Publications has extended the role of Ruud Bakker, its chief executive of media in Europe, to managing director of its UK arm. He will replace Brin Bucknor, the current UK managing director, who is leaving the company in the autumn. Bakker will focus on driving growth across the UK portfolios in print and online media as well as develop the relationship between the UK operation and VNU in Europe.