People on the Move, including changes at BrewDog, UM and Lucky Generals

The Drum 14 Sep 2021 11:30


Another week, another wave of senior appointments and departures at brands, agencies and media owners. Check out our global round-up of who is moving where (and why it matters) below, then head over to our People on the Move hub to see who else has been moving up the career ladder.

Over the past seven days we’ve seen changes at BrewDog, UM, Lucky Generals and more.

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BrewDog has appointed former Asda chief exec Allan Leighton as chairman of the beer and spirits brand. Leighton is also chair at Co-op and previously Royal Mail. He arrives after an ex-BrewDog staffers’ letter was released in June complaining of a “culture of fear” and a “toxic” atmosphere in its workplaces.


FCB Group India has announced the elevation of Vidyadhar Wabgaonkar as the chief executive officer of FCB Cogito, the independent consulting arm of the group in India. The group recently also announced a restructuring of operations in a three-agency structure of FCB Ulka, FCB Interface and FCB India. The elevation of Vidyadhar Wabgaonkar is yet another step to attempt enhancement of the group’s 360° capabilities.

Global production studio Moving Picture Company (MPC) has announced the addition of award-winning creative director Matt Pascuzzi to its executive leadership team. Previously at Framestore, Pascuzzi joins MPC’s New York studio, headed by managing director Angela Lupo, to further cement and develop the creative studio’s visual effects offering to the region’s top creative agencies and brands.

GroupM has promoted its chief digital officer Amna Khatib to the role of managing director of Wavemaker. This role was previously held by Ali Khan-Bajauri, who has been shifted to a business transformation role.

Code and Theory, a digital-first creative agency, has appointed Renée Miller as its first chief diversity officer, who will focus on DE&I efforts for both the agency and the brands it works with. Within the agency, Miller will steer internal policies, measure success and evolve all 5% practices, including hiring, recruiting, employee reviews, and mentorship and career development programs. Externally she will take the lead on ensuring that the agency continues to create and deliver inclusive work and push clients to have the conversations needed to become more inclusive.


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