Movers and Shakers: Diageo, R/GA, Wunderman Thompson, Smart Energy, AKQA, Elvis

Campaign 24 Mar 2020 05:57

Syl Saller is retiring from Diageo after more than 20 years at the owner of Smirnoff and Guinness, the last seven as chief marketing and innovation officer. She will step down on 1 July and focus on leadership development, executive coaching and non-executive roles.

Diageo has promoted Cristina Diezhandino, currently global category director for Scotch and managing director for Diageo’s luxury division Reserve, to succeed Saller, with the altered title of chief marketing officer.

R/GA has lured back former Australia chief Rebecca Bezzina to run the agency’s London office as managing director, a year after she resigned. Bezzina has been appointed senior vice-president, managing director, at R/GA London and replaces the long-serving Matt Lodder, who left in November.

Wunderman Thompson has poached Caroline Foster Kenny from IPG Mediabrands to be global chief client officer of the WPP agency. Foster Kenny currently has dual roles at the Interpublic media division as global president of client solutions and UK chairman and chief executive.

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