The Week: People News - Clear Channel's new board

William Eccleshare, Clear Channel's international chief executive, has hired the former group strategy chief at Starcom, Pru Parkinson, as marketing director and also appointed her to a newly created global management board of nine.

It includes Hubert Janvier, Clear Channel's regional director for Belgium, Spain and Italy, who also becomes international sales director; Rickard Hedlund, the regional director for Northern and Eastern Europe, who adds the role of strategy director to his responsibilities; and the yet-to-be-appointed replacement for Barry Sayer, the company's UK chief executive, who left the company last month.