Trading Places: this week's people moves

Ian Clark, former managing director of the defunct Thelondonpaper, becomes chief executive of Hypernaked and Microsoft UK's online and ad chief steps down in this week's round-up of people moves across advertising, marketing, media and PR.

Ian Clark: joins Hypernaked as chief executive
Ian Clark: joins Hypernaked as chief executive


Karma Communications Holdings, the parent company of agencies including Karmarama, has formally appointed Nicola Mendelsohn to its board of directors. Mendelsohn, the executive chairman of Karmarama, joins Ben Bilboul, the group chief executive of Karmarama, on the board. (Campaign)

Mcgarrybowen has poached Kevin Chesters, Wieden & Kennedy London's head of planning, to be its executive planning director. (Campaign)

Ian Clark, the former managing director of News International's defunct Thelondonpaper, has been drafted in as chief executive of Hypernaked.(Campaign)

Chris Harris, the president and chief operating officer of Cheil Europe, is stepping down from the role. Matt Pye, the managing director of Cheil UK, will take on greater responsibility for Cheil in the UK. (Campaign)

The Red Brick Road has hired Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R planner Simon Ringshall as a planning director. (Campaign)

Work Club has boosted its senior team with the appointment of Jane McNeill as the first chief operating officer. (Campaign)

The Gate London, which has rebranded from CST The Gate, has appointed Alistair Ross as a creative partner. He joins from DraftFCB. (Campaign)


Telefónica-owned O2 has hired marketer Paul Troy as it looks to rebuild its marketing team after two high-profile exits. (Marketing)

Audi has appointed BT marketer Nick Ratcliffe as its UK head of marketing to replace Dominic Chambers, who left the company last year. (Marketing)


Christine Mullin, Microsoft UK's chief operating officer of its online and advertising division, is to leave the technology giant, which will hand the bulk of her responsibilities to sales director Simon Davies. (Media Week)


Ogilvy PR London has hired Freud Communications' Alex Wood and former Freud creative Mat Rawlins to join the agency as creative directors. (PR Week)

Grayling has moved to expand its sustainability division Future Planet into the "cleantech£ arena through the appointment of Michael Saxton as joint MD. (PR Week)

BackBay Communications, the US financial comms agency that opened a London operation in 2011, has hired Citigate's Stephen Fishleigh as a London-based director. (PR Week)

APCO Worldwide has promoted Stig Albinus to chair its global healthcare practice and is keeping his predecessor Robert Schooling at the firm as president in the Americas. (PR Week)

CIPR CEO Jane Wilson will be stepping down from her job later this year. Wilson, who was appointed to the role in late 2010, will be departing in September. (PR Week)

Matt Tee, the former permanent secretary for government comms, has been called in by the NHS Confederation to lead its comms and member engagement operation. (PR Week)

M:Communications' co-founders Nick Miles and Hugh Morrison have resigned from their own agency. PR Week understands this follows the resignation of five senior members of staff: Kevin Soady, Louise Tingström, Patrick d’Ancona, Jon Simmons and Stuart Leasor. (PR Week)

Luxembourg-based mobile telecoms firm Millicom has hired Julian Eccles to lead its comms function. (PR Week)

Hill+Knowlton Strategies UK has expanded its issues and crisis management team with the appointment of Giles Read as a director. (PR Week)

College Hill has poached Weber Shandwick's youngest-ever technology director Tali Kramer to become a partner in its corporate practice. (PR Week)

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