The Week: People News - Niblock to run

Kym Niblock, formerly the launch director at BBC Worldwide, has been made the managing director of, as the website launches its first ads on the US version of the site.

Niblock, who led the campaign for to be able to carry advertising before the plans were approved by the BBC Trust last month, will now head a sales team that includes Tim Bowman, previously the regional sales director at MSN International, as the vice-president of international sales, and Phu Trong, previously the director of international ad sales at The Wall Street Journal Digital, as the director of digital sales.