The Week: People News - Zappia takes new Sky job

BSkyB has appointed Andrea Zappia from Sky Italia to handle customer acquisition and retention as the managing director of its customer group.

Zappia, who is currently the vice-president of sports channels at Sky's Italian operation, takes charge of the sales, marketing and customer operations teams from 1 February. He replaces Brian Sullivan, who became the deputy chief executive of Sky Germany on 1 January and is to become its chief executive on 1 April.