Trading Places: this week's people moves

Ogilvy & Mather and Dare look for replacement UK leaders as Jaimes Leggett and his wife Lee relocate to Australia, and former Marks & Spencer chief Stuart Rose is appointed chairman at Fat Face, in this week's round-up of people moves across advertising, marketing, media and PR.

Jaimes Leggett: Ogilvy & Mather managing director is relocating to Australia
Jaimes Leggett: Ogilvy & Mather managing director is relocating to Australia


Simon Learman, a former executive creative director of McCann London, is joining DDB Worldwide as the global creative director on Unilever. (Campaign)

Ogilvy & Mather and Dare are on the hunt for new UK leaders to replace Jaimes Leggett and his wife, Lee, who are relocating to Australia. Leggett, the managing director of O&M, has been hired as the chief executive of M&C Saatchi Australia and New Zealand. Lee Leggett, the chief executive of Dare, will follow him to Australia in May. (Campaign)

AnalogFolk, the independent interactive agency, has appointed Alec Boere as its client services director and Barney Voss as the head of production. (Campaign)

R/GA London has hired The Mill's Rodrigo Sobral as its executive creative director. (Campaign)

Dom Moira and Kieron Roe have been promoted to associate creative directors at Lean Mean Fighting Machine. (Campaign)

Lida has promoted Jonathan Goodman to managing partner. Goodman will lead the Virgin Holidays and Ikea accounts across the M&C Saatchi Group, reporting to chairman and chief strategy officer, Matthew Heath. (Campaign)

Toby Talbot, the former executive creative director at Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R, has joined Whybin\TBWA New Zealand as chief creative officer. (Campaign)

Trine Pillay, the head of production at Smuggler, has joined B-Reel as executive producer for its London office. (Campaign)



Interpublic will look to appoint a chief executive of IPG Mediabrands UK, following global changes that will see Jim Hytner, global chief executive of the Initiative network, take the role of chief executive of IPG Mediabrands G14. (Campaign)

Talon, the outdoor agency, has appointed James Copley, the former chief operating officer of Kinetic UK, as managing partner, as it prepares to take on the outdoor business for Omnicom media agencies. (Campaign)

Steve Atkinson, the former group sales director of Clear Channel, is returning to outdoor as the commercial director of Jonathan Lewis' Outdoor Plus. (MediaWeek)

Kevin Mathers, director of media solutions at Google UK, has been promoted to the position of managing director of YouTube, sales and operations as Google looks to boost the video site in the UK. (Campaign)

Will Lewis, the News International executive and former Telegraph editor, has been promoted to the position of chief creative officer at the new News Corporation, ahead of the parent company's split (MediaWeek).


Fat Face has appointed Stuart Rose, the former Marks & Spencer boss, as chairman to replace incumbent Alan Giles, who is stepping down after seven years in the role.(Marketing)

Bacardi has appointed Andy Gibson to the chief marketing officer role, following the departure of Silvia Lagnado at the end of last year. (Marketing)

National Australia Bank has hired ex-RBS marketer Helen Page as chief marketing officer for its Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank brands. (Marketing)



Huntsworth has announced the hire of Edelman's Pete Pedersen as global chief executive of Grayling. (PR Week)

GolinHarris has appointed Pierre-Hubert Meilhac as managing director of its Paris office. Meilhac replaces Julie Gaye, who left the agency last year to join French comms agency Babel as a partner, in charge of influence and social media business. (PR Week)

Corporate and financial comms agency Greenbrook Communications has hired Matthieu Roussellier as a consultant. (PR Week)