Movers and shakers: P&G, Boots, Warner Bros, Hearst and more

Roisin Donnelly: the outgoing P&G brand director
Roisin Donnelly: the outgoing P&G brand director

Campaign's weekly round-up of the hires, departures and promotions across the industry.

Roisin Donnelly, Procter & Gamble's long-serving brand director for Northern Europe, will leave the business after 31 years. P&G said Donnelly would be pursuing other interests from the end of June. A replacement has not been announced.

Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R has appointed Jonathan Burley, outgoing chief creative officer at CHI & Partners, in the same role. Burley will be responsible for RKCR/Y&R’s creative department and product across the agency’s roster of UK clients, including Marks & Spencer and the BBC.

Boots has handed its UK managing director role to former senior marketer Elizabeth Fagan, after a wider management reshuffle. As managing director, Fagan will report into Alex Gourlay, who assumes responsibility for the pharmacist in the UK. Up until her promotion, she was senior vice president and managing director for international retail. A Boots veteran, she was given the newly created role of marketing director of international and brands in the health and beauty division in 2013, and has occupied a number of marketing roles through her career at Boots.

Duncan Edwards, the chief executive of Hearst International, the publisher of Cosmopolitan, Elle, Harpers Bazaar and Good Housekeeping, is departing after 27 years. The group did not immediately name a replacement, and said it plans to reorganise its global structure. It is not clear if Edwards, who is aged 52, has planned a new role. He will remain an advisor until the end of the year.

Zaid Al-Zaidy, former chief executive of McCann London, has joined young independent agency Above & Beyond in the same role. He will take a stake in the company and work alongside: David Billing, executive creative director; Nic Ost, chief operations officer; and Christian Lobo, executive producer.

Advertising Association chief executive Tim Lefroy is leaving after a seven-year tenure. Lefroy will step down at the end of this year. He plans to look for non-executive positions to add to his existing trustee role at Riverside Studios.

Warner Bros, the studio behind the Harry Potter films, has promoted its chief UK marketer Polly Cochrane from senior vice-president to executive vice-president as part of changes to its management. Cochrane adds responsibility for Ireland to her role as group marketing director of Warner Bros UK and remains chief marketing officer of the Harry Potter Global Franchise Development team.

Separately, Will Harrison, formerly chief operating officer for HBO Europe, has joined as senior vice-president and chief commercial officer on the Harry Potter team and Nicole Blake, formerly head of franchise at Dreamworks Animation, as senior vice-president on the Harry Potter team based in Burbank, Warner Bros’ California headquarters.

Marketing technology business RadiumOne has appointed Craig Tuck to the newly created position of UK managing director. Tuck, previously UK sales director, will report to Rupert Staines, the EMEA MD. He will oversee the UK team of 60 people and focus on driving revenue and relationships across the wider industry.

Scott Holmes, creative director for Europe at UM London, and Darren Wood, former senior art director at Critical Mass, have joined DigitasLBi as executive creative director for branded content, and creative director, respectively.

KBS has appointed Patrick Scissons as the agency network's first global chief creative officer, based in its New York headquarters. Scissons, the former CCO at Grey Canada, will partner with global chief executive, Guy Hayward, and replaces the agency's former New York co-CCOs, Jonathan Mackler and Dan Kelleher, who left in January. He will join KBS in late summer.

Tribal Worldwide London has promoted Victoria Buchanan to joint executive creative director, working alongside Simon Poett. Buchanan, formerly a creative director, started her new role this week and will hold a position on Tribal’s executive board. She reports to Tom Roberts, managing director.

Goodstuff has hired Roy Shepherd, business director at Talon, in the newly created role of head of out-of- home. He will report into Goodstuff’s Investment Partner Bobby Din.

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