Daren Rubins is leaving PHD after 17 years to become chief executive of The Lighthouse Company. He will be replaced by Verica Djurdjevic who has been promoted to chief executive from the role of managing director.
Kitcatt Nohr and Chemistry, the Publicis Groupe direct agencies, are to be integrated into DigitasLBi to create a CRM specialist hub.
Kitcatt Nohr managing director Hattie Whiting will run the hub as managing director, CRM at DigitasLBi. She will continue to report to Michael Islip, UK chief executive at DigitasLBi.
Former chancellor George Osborne has been appointed editor of the London Evening Standard. He takes over from Sarah Sands.
The MP intends to work "an average of four days a week", while continuing to serve his constituents in Tatton.
Emma Rush, managing director at Chemistry, will become managing director of data services and transformation at Publicis UK.
Jason Fletcher and Marcus Iles, who joined Chemistry as group creative directors in 2015, will take the role of group creative directors at Publicis UK.
Leo Burnett's Matt Lee is joining M&C Saatchi as joint deputy executive creative director, working alongside Mark Goodwin, who has been promoted to the same role. Goodwin was previously creative director.
They will report to chief creative officer Justin Tindall.
Steven Moy has left his post as chief executive at Isobar UK. Moy is moving to the US to be closer to his family. He will continue to work with the agency, to "help drive growth for Isobar in the US". He joined the Dentsu Aegis Network shop 18 months ago.
Wieden & Kennedy London has promoted Neil Christie from managing director to the global role of chief operating officer. He will report to president Dave Luhr.
Cake founder Mike Mathieson is joining Lucky Enterprises as its first chief executive. Mathieson founded Cake in 1999 and sold it to Havas for £12m in 2008. He left the agency at the end of 2015 and has since been working on a consultancy basis.
The editorial director of the Mirror Online is leaving in September. Pete Picton is going back to school, where he will study for a masters degree. Trinity Mirror said it will announce his successor later this year.
Mindshare UK has made several promotions. Ruth Zohrer moves up to head of connections planning from her previous role as head of programmatic. Joe Brewer and Steve Ray have been promoted to planning partners.
Brewer will be responsible for the operational management of the team. Ray will focus on product development.
Havas London has appointed Sean Chambers as creative director for GSK. He will report to executive creative director Ben Mooge. Chambers was previously executive creative officer at Jam.
AnalogFolk’s Mark Davis is also joining the agency in the role of digital director. He will report to Havas London's chief executive officer Xavier Rees and executive digital director Lisa de Bonis.
Possible has hired Mark McEachran from SapientRazorfish as global client lead. He will be based in the London office and report to EMEA chief Darin Brown.
Christopher Koller is moving to Huge London to be vice president, strategy. He will report directly to Huge London’s managing director, Mark Manning.
Ryan Wain has joined The Unlimited Group as its first chief marketing officer. Wain was previously director of business development at TBWA\London, and has also worked as a senior political advisor and speech writer for the Labour Party.
Marketing agency Midnight Oil has made two new appointments. Scott Murray becomes senior vice president, creative content, and Dani Kollin has been named creative director.
Stink Films has signed director Anthony Mandler. His previous work includes "Taylor vs treadmill" and "Drake vs bench" for Apple's "Distractingly good" campaign.