Trading Places: This week's people moves in advertising, marketing and media

MediaCom's Jowett moves to a global role at Aegis, while Iron Maiden's Dickinson opts for a marketing role in this week's round-up of people moves in advertising, marketing and media.

David Jowett: moves from MediaCom to Aegis
David Jowett: moves from MediaCom to Aegis


Work Club has hired Dare's Alastair Amin as its business director. Amin will lead a Work Club business unit, handling its McLaren, Land Rover and new account wins. (Campaign)

Lida has promoted Mel Cruickshank to chief executive and has restructured its creative department, following the exit of creative director, Shaun Moran. Cruickshank, previously managing director, replaces Lisa Thomas, who was promoted to chief executive of M&C Saatchi Group in April. Thomas will now also become the chairman of Lida. The agency has also promoted Nicky Bullard and Tim Styles to joint creative directors. The duo replace Moran, who left the agency without a job to go to. (Campaign


Ben Rhodes, vice-president for marketing at MasterCard UK and Ireland, is leaving to join Royal Mail. Rhodes, who joined MasterCard five years ago, is expected to replace former Royal Mail brand marketing director Tom Hings, who left in April. (Marketing)  

Gatwick-based Astraeus Airlines has appointed Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden's frontman, as its new marketing director. Dickinson, a qualified pilot, will start his new position at the charter airline with immediate effect, combining the role with his touring commitments with the heavy metal band. (Marketing)  


David Jowett, the managing director of MediaCom, is set to join Aegis Media in a new senior global client role. Jowett's job title and start date are yet to be finalised, but his appointment is a precursor to wider changes at Aegis Media. He will report to Martyn Rattle, the chief client officer at Aegis Media. (Campaign)

Future's UK chief operating officer Simon Wear has stepped down from his role with immediate effect. Wear, who has been at the specialist publishing house for 18 years, will spend some time with his family before pursuing other career opportunities. (Media Week)  

Yahoo! has appointed James Wildman as managing director and vice-president of sales for Yahoo! UK & Ireland, replacing Mark Rabe who leaves at the end of the year. Wildman is currently managing director Ids, Virgin Media's sales house and will join Yahoo! in January. (Media Week

News International has appointed Richard Gale, Playboy's European marketer, to the newly created role of brand director for The Sun. Gale, who is currently European sales and marketing director at Playboy TV, will join the publisher in November. (Media Week)  

Channel 4 has confirmed BBC One controller Jay Hunt is to join them in the recently created role of chief creative officer in early 2011, replacing acting CCO Julian Bellamy who is leaving without a job to go to. Hunt will be an executive member of the Channel 4 board and will report to chief executive David Abraham, who joined the broadcaster in May this year. (Media Week)  

BBC Trust chairman Sir Michael Lyons has announced that he is to step down after four years in the role and will not seek reappointment in May next year. Lyons has written to Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, explaining why he will not seek to continue in the job. (Media Week)  

YouView, the newly named internet-connected TV consortium developed as Project Canvas, has announced its project director Richard Halton as its first chief executive. Project Canvas is a joint venture between the BBC, ITV, BT, Channel 4, Channel Five, Talk Talk and Arqiva. (Media Week)

WPP media agency Maxus has appointed Martin Lawson as global data and insights director. Lawson is to be based in London and will report to Kelly Clark, chief executive of Maxus Global, and Lindsay Weedon, CEO of Maxus UK. (Campaign)  

Paul Rowlinson, Mindshare's head of audio visual, has been promoted to head Exchange, the agency's trading function, taking the position from Andy Zonfrillo who was made head of pricing at the agency's parent company GroupM in June. (Campaign)