Movers and Shakers: Saatchi & Saatchi, Netflix, Croud, Guardian, Bulb, Unlimited

Campaign 07 Jul 2020 02:56

Sam Hawkey, chief operating officer at Saatchi & Saatchi London, has been named the agency’s chief executive. He takes over from Magnus Djaba, who has been CEO of the London office for eight years. Djaba continues in his role as global president and CEO of the creative practice for Publicis Groupe UK.

Bozoma Saint John has left entertainment company Endeavor to become chief marketing officer at Netflix. The former chief brand officer at Uber succeeds Jackie Lee-Joe, who is leaving Netflix just one year after her appointment for personal reasons. 

Croud has hired iProspect UK chief strategy officer Emil Bielski to be the global digital marketing agency’s first UK managing director amid its private equity-fuelled expansion plan. He will sit on the agency’s new operational board and report to chief executive and co-founder Luke Smith. Campaign understands that Bielski left iProspect last week following a consultation process that had ended in May.

Anna Bateson is leaving her role as chief customer officer at Guardian News & Media after three-and-a-half years. Bateson, who joined from YouTube, was named interim chief executive in December 2019 after David Pemsel resigned from the business. The permanent role went to Annette Thomas, who will now oversee the brand and reader revenues team while a successor is found.

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