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Movers and Shakers: Centrica, John Lewis, McDonald's, DDB, Alchemists

Campaign 30 Jun 2020 03:58

The John Lewis Partnership has appoined Pippa Wicks as executive director for John Lewis & Partners. Wicks, currently deputy chief executive at Co-op Group, joins in August. 

She succeeds former John Lewis managing director Paula Nickolds, who had been set to move in March to the new role of executive director of brand across both John Lewis and Waitrose, with her former position abolished. It was announced in January that Nickolds would leave the business instead and later the organisation made the decision to reinstate separate director roles for the two brands.

Gareth Helm is leaving McDonald’s just over a year after joining as chief marketing officer and will not be replaced. Michelle Graham-Clare, previously one of two marketing directors along with Ben Fox, was promoted to vice-president, marketing (menu) and food development, in September last year. 

Margaret Jobling, group chief marketing officer at British Gas owner Centrica, is departing the company as part of a restructure that will involve 5,000 job cuts as Centrica seeks to "create a simpler, leaner group".

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