Grey London has poached Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO's joint executive creative director Adrian Rossi to be its chairman. In the new role, Rossi will oversee all creative development, help set and implement the creative vision, spearhead the recruitment of top talent and guide new-business creative efforts, working closely with Eduardo Maruri, president and chief executive of Grey Europe.
Stef Calcraft has stepped down as executive chairman of Dentsu Aegis Network UK and Ireland after less than a year. Nick Waters, the long-serving British chief executive of Dentsu Aegis Network Asia-Pacific, will succeed Calcraft and "transition" to the role in London.
WPP’s Group M has chosen Tim Castree to fill the vacant position of North America chief executive – a key role in its biggest market, which has been underperforming. Castree, an Australian, has been global chief executive of Wavemaker and its predecessor MEC since January 2017.
Who Wot Why has hired Ali Dickinson and Jack Walker from FCB Inferno. They are the
creative team behind "This girl can: Fit Got Real" and are the most senior creatives that the independent agency has hired to date.
TBWA\London has hired Aaron Moss as head of design. Reporting to chief creative officer Andy Jex, Moss will be responsible for leading and building the agency’s design department.
Iain Jacob, the former chief executive of Publicis Media EMEA, has been appointed chair of UKOM, the body that defines and governs the UK industry standard for online measurement.
Havas Group Media social agency Socialyse has appointed Sebastian Redenz as head of paid social. Redenz previously held the same role at iProspect.