Trading Places: this week's people moves

Tracy De Groose is appointed chief executive at Dentsu Aegis Network and Channel 4 poaches Channel 5's Emma Derrick for a top commercial role, in this week's round-up of people moves in advertising, marketing and media.

Tracy De Groose: becomes chief executive at Dentsu Aegis Network
Tracy De Groose: becomes chief executive at Dentsu Aegis Network


The School of Communication Arts has hired Steve Henry, a co-founder of Howell Henry Chaldecott Lury and the coding training company Decoded, as its in-house executive creative director. (Campaign)

Jam has hired Matt Hardisty, the joint head of strategy at Mother and founder of AnalogFolk, as a partner. (Campaign)

Tracy De Groose, the chief executive of Carat UK, has been appointed to the newly created role of chief executive at Dentsu Aegis Network. The leaders of all the group’s UK agencies – Carat, iProspect, Isobar, Mcgarrybowen, Posterscope and Vizeum – will report to De Groose. (Campaign)

AnalogFolk has hired Lise Pinnell, a planner at JWT London, as its head of strategy. (Campaign)

Dare has hired Ben Daly and Nathaniel White, the VCCP team behind O2's "be more dog" campaign, to join its creative department. (Campaign)

Steve Williams, the president of PHD New York and former chief executive of OMD Group UK, has been hired by WPP as chief executive of Maxus in North America, replacing Louis Jones. (Campaign)

Piggy Lines, a global creative director at Spark44 and the creative director for Jaguar in the UK, has joined the advertising and brand agency Keko London as a creative partner. (Campaign)


Philip Gladman, the marketing and innovation director for Africa at Diageo, is leaving the business after a 14-year tenure, following the drinks group’s axing of its regional marketing structure. (Marketing)


AOL UK has hired Starcom MediaVest Group's John Baylon as head of UK and European trading. (Media Week)

Channel 4 has poached Emma Derrick from Channel 5 for the newly created role of commercial development leader. (Campaign)

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