Digital People Moves Report – Autumn 2017


Below is our report on some of the high profile digital leadership people moves that have taken place in the last few months, our Q3/Autumn Digital People Moves Report.

It’s encouraging to see such a high level of activity and businesses investing in people. That said, there are still many businesses that don’t prioritise investing in talent during uncertain times and it can easily slip down the list of priorities on CEO’s agendas. I would suggest that with the current economic and political uncertainty, having the right leadership has never been more important.

To be clear, these are appointments that have taken place across the wider marketplace in the last few months and are not necessarily all our placements.

If you would like to discuss the digital talent market or you have digital hiring needs we can help with, do get in touch.

Rupert Jupp

  • Darren Goode / x Liberty Global / Joins Babylon Health as CMO
  • Neil Borer / x Harrods / Joins Dyson as Digital Transformation Director
  • Arslan Sharif / x Missguided / Joins Costa Coffee as Global Digital Director
  • Dara Khosrowshahi / x Expedia / Joins Uber as CEO
  • Richard Ambrose / x PayPal / Joins Azimo as COO
  • Claire Waugh / x Burberry / Joins Jack Wills as CMO
  • Karenann Terrell / x Walmart / Joins GSK as Chief Digital and Technology Officer
  • David Williams / x Asos / Joins Seraphine as COO
  • Jonathan Buttle-Smith / x Paybase / Joins UNiDays as VP Product
  • Prelini Udayan-Chiechi / x Bazaar Voice / Joins Zendesk VP Marketing EMEA
  • Sybil Carolan / x Urban Outfitters / Joins as Snr Director Strategy & Analyics
  • Darren Cairns / x 4 Finance / Joins Neyber as CMO
  • Mark Elkins / x Coca Cola / Joins McKinsey as Partner
  • Jack Russell / x Trainline / Joins Xihelm as Chief Product Officer
  • Laura Wade Gery / x M&S / Joins John Lewis as NED
  • Lucy Milne / x JustEat / Joins eMoov as CMO
  • Jonny Crowe / x Apax Partners / Joins BCA Marketplace as CDO
  • David Ebstein / x EY / Joins Aviva as Chief Strategy and Customer Officer
  • Andy Harding / x Mothercare / Joins Alamy as CEO
  • Gareth Jones / x Shop Direct / Joins Missguided as CEO of Online
  • Jalin Somaiya / x Pockit / Joins Tide as CMO
  • Peter Jackson / Betfair / Moves to CEO from Chairman
  • Gemma Carver / x Auction Technology Group / Joins Pentland Brands as CMO
  • Tamsin Todd / x Addison Lee / Joins Findmypast as CEO
  • Simon Breakwell / The AA / Moves to CEO from Chairman
  • David Cutts / x Dixons Carphone / Joins Fenwick as Interim CIO
  • David Walmsley / x House of Fraser / TBC
  • Paddy Earnshaw / x Doddle / Joins House of Fraser as CMO
  • Sarah Curran / x Shop Direct / Joins French Connection as NED
  • Ada Babiuch / x Disney / Joins Chirpio as SVP Marketing
  • Sarah Calcott / x OVO energy / Joins Ambassador Theatre Group as Chief Growth Officer
  • Jonathan Wall / x Shop Direct / Joins Missguided as Chief Digital Officer
  • Gareth Jones / x Shop Direct / Joins Missguided as CEO Online
  • Genevieve Kunst/ x PopSugar / Joins as CEO