The Week: People news - Mitchem/Kirby step down

Two of adland's most high-profile new-business executives, Lowe's Judy Mitchem and Saatchi & Saatchi's Adam Kirby, have left their respective posts.

Mitchem, who has worked in new business at agencies including M&C Saatchi and Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R, was hired by Lowe's former chief executive Garry Lace in March 2005. Kirby joined Saatchis as the executive director for business development and growth at the end of 2005. He has been replaced by Neil Hughston, who has moved from his role as the managing director of Saatchi & Saatchi Interactive.