Trading Places: This week's people moves

Garry Lace quits Beta, Anna Bateson takes a global role at Google and Yahoo's Steve Brown heads to Adconion, in this week's round-up of people moves across advertising, marketing and media.

Garry Lace: quits Beta for the ENO
Garry Lace: quits Beta for the ENO


The Marketing Store has hired Billington Cartmell's Simon Diss as its creative head. It also hired the creative team Ben Drummond and Tristan Hyatt-Williams from Publicis Chemistry. Drummond joins as a senior art director and Hyatt-Williams as a senior copywriter. (Campaign)

Adam & Eve/DDB has hired Rebecca Moody, Havas Worldwide London's head of planning, as a strategy partner (Campaign)

Grey London has hired Leo Rayman, Adam & Eve/DDB's planning director, to the new role of head of planning. It has also appointed two creative directors, Michael Jacovides and Darren Wright from BBH and Wieden & Kennedy respectively. (Campaign)

Garry Lace, co-founder of Beta, is leaving to join the English National Opera as its director of brand and marketing, initially on a consultancy basis. (Campaign)

MPG Media Contacts has hired Debra Isaacson, business development director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at OMD, as its managing partner, marketing, replacing Emma Thwaite. (Campaign)

Lateral Group has hired former COI director Marc Michaels and former Saatchi & Saatchi executive Peter Anderson. (Campaign)


EasyJet has recruited Ian Cairns, board director at OMD, as its head of brand and marketing communications. (Marketing)

Anna Bateson, marketing director for YouTube EMEA, is leaving her role in the UK to take up a global marketing role at Google in the US. (Marketing)

Coca-Cola has rewarded James Eadie, its Olympics marketing director, with the role of integrated marketing communications director for North West Europe and Nordics (NWEN). (Marketing)

Freesat marketer Will Abbott is to join insurance brand Hiscox in January as its UK marketing director. (Marketing)

Marks and Spencer has parted company with Annette Browne, womenswear trading director, promoted Frances Russell to director of womenswear and hired Janie Schaffer from Victoria's Secret as director of lingerie and beauty. (Marketing)

Media Week

Yahoo's outgoing sales director Steve Brown is joining online advertising company Adconion Media Group (AMG) as its managing director. (Media Week)

Paul Dunthorne, director of channels and operations, Channel 5, and the former boss of parent group Northern & Shell's adult TV arm, has been promoted to the position of Channel 5's chief operating officer. (Media Week)

Tom Coare has joined specialist radio planning and buying agency RadioWorks as head of planning, after two years as a senior planner/buyer at MediaCom. (Media Week)