Emap has appointed Tom Moloney, chief executive of consumer magazines
UK, to its board. He was promoted to his current position in November
1994 and is responsible for the 90 consumer magazines published by Emap.
Moloney joined Emap in 1981 as the publisher of two computer titles and
in 1985 transferred to the consumer division. He is chairman of the
Periodical Publishers Association’s consumer readership committee.
Brendan O’Neill joins the board as a non-executive director. He is an
executive director of Guinness and managing director of Guinness Brewing
Worldwide. He joined Guinness in 1987 and has been managing director of
the international region of United Distillers and director of financial
control for Guinness. Colin Morrison, chairman of Emap Business
Communications, is leaving to become deputy chief executive of
Australian Consolidated Press. He joined Emap in 1991.
The Leicester-based agency, Rock Kitchen Harris, has appointed Richard
Gee associate director. He joined the company in 1992 as a PR account
Nigel Ball has been appointed marketing manager of Transputec Computers.
Ball, who joined Transputec in July this year, previously worked for the
Central Office of Information, Thorn-EMI, Permoglaze Paints and
Singapore Tourist Promotion Board.
The newly privatised Red Star Parcels has appointed the former business
post group marketing director, Guy Buswell, sales and marketing
director. Buswell will be responsible for restructuring the sales
operation, developing and improving customer relations and revising the
tariff structure. In his five years with Business Post before joining
Red Star, he held the positions of national sales manager, sales and
marketing director and then group marketing director.
Granada Group Television Division has appointed Steve Morrison deputy
chief executive. He was previously managing director of LWT. In addition
to his existing divisional responsibilities for broadcasting, and as
part of his divisional remit, Morrison will also replace Charles Allen
as chairman of Laser, the division’s sales house. Jules Burns, joint
managing director of Granada Television, is appointed managing director,
divisional operations, with particular responsibility for developing new
operational initiatives at the divisional level. Morrison will remain as
managing director of LWT and Burns joint managing director of Granada
TV, in addition to their new responsibilities. Morrison joined Granada
Television in 1974 to set up its Northern documentary unit. He became
managing director of LWT in July 1994. Burns joined Granada in 1976 as
manager, regional programmes. In September 1994 he became joint managing
director of Granada TV.
Ashley Webb has been promoted to the position of sales manager of Nikkei
Business Publications. Webb joined the European sales office as sales
executive in October 1993, and will assume responsibility for the UK and
Southern Europe in his new role.
Stride Plastics, part of the Stride Group, has appointed Bill Bird
manager of operations. Bird is a former director of Lentheric. Ian Hood
has been appointed general works manager, with responsibility for all
plastics production processes for bottles, caps/closures and the print
Newman Tonks Group has announced the appointment of John Thompson to the
company’s main board as executive director, responsible for group sales
and marketing. Thompson joined Newman Tonks in 1989 after the
acquisition of Martin Roberts where he was the managing director. Two
years later he was appointed to the group operations board. At Newman
Tonks, he has been responsible for a number of key marketing initiatives
and for establishing new businesses abroad.
Eurosport, the pan-European sports channel, has appointed Gary Lovejoy
its new director of broadcasting at the station’s Paris-based
headquarters. He was previously head of sport for London Sports Network,
working exclusively for ITV. Lovejoy has worked in television for 18
years and was recently managing editor of ITV’s coverage for the
Rugby World Cup in South Africa.
The Ritz London has appointed Tom O’Connell as general manager.
O’Connell was previously food and beverage manager at the Savoy and a
director of Simpsons in the Strand. He joined the Ritz as executive
assistant manager in January 1995. O’Connell started his career at the
Hilton’s Waldorf-Astoria in New York as a management trainee and spent
12 years with the Hilton International group in Brussels and London.
He started his career in 1974 as a regional journalist working in Wales
and Southampton. In 1977 he moved on to Westward Television, where he
was a sports presenter, reporter and commentator, specialising in
football and rugby. In 1982 he moved onto TVS, as a producer, before
eventually becoming the company’s Head of Sport.