The Week: People News - Howell linked with ITV role

Rupert Howell is emerging as the frontrunner to replace Ian McCulloch, the former commercial director at ITV, in the new position of managing director of sales and marketing.

Howell, who left his role as regional director and chairman of McCann Erickson Europe in June, joins Malcolm Wall, the Virgin Media content chief, Nick Smith, the group managing director of marketing sciences at Accenture, and Mike Moran, the former Toyota GB commercial director, in being linked with the ITV role.