Digital People Moves – Autumn Report


As is typical at this time of year, autumn is proving to be a popular time for executive searches and leadership appointments in the UK.

There are three main drivers for this, namely; people returning from summer holidays tend to look for fresh challenges and change in September and are therefore motivated to make important career decisions. Often too, companies want to make key leadership hires before peak Christmas trading, whilst people are open to career moves and bonus payment is typically someway off next year.

We are particularly busy at the moment conducting digital leadership searches for clients across the consumer markets, regions and functions that include the following:

  • eCommerce Director (Central & Eastern Europe) – Global Sports Brand, Amsterdam
  • Head of Global Digital Delivery – Major International Payments Business, London
  • Digital Director – Fashion / Retail / Multi-Channel Business, London
  • Product Director/Leader: Mobile & Customer Proposition – Private Energy Business, London
  • Executive Merchandising – Trading / Category / Commercial Management: Marketplace, London

Here is an overview of Recent Digital and Executive Leadership Moves:

  • Meg Lustman (x John Lewis) joins Hobbs as CEO
  • Robin Phillips (x Waitrose) to join Boots as Director of Multi-Channel
  • Andy McWilliams (x Ann Summers) joins Bata as Interim eCommerce Director
  • Simon Calver (x Mothercare) joins Chemist Direct as Chairman
  • Dominic Collins (x EE) joins Legal and General as CMO
  • Sienne Veit (x Morrisons) joins John Lewis as Director of Online Product
  • Dana Anderson of Mondelez is promoted to SVP & CMO
  • Pascal Moyon (x Avis Budget Group) joins as Chief Digital Officer
  • Derek Lovelock (x Aurora Fashions) joins Mama’s & Papa’s as interim CEO
  • Delphine Robiot (x Tommy Hilfiger) joins Zalando as VP Markets
  • Gary Bramall (x Microsoft) joins Hailo as CMO
  • Paul Mason (x Asda) joins New Look as NED
  • Nick Constantinou (x AKQA) joins Addison Lee as Head of Marketing & Product Innovation
  • Andrew Doe (x Thomas Cook) joins Premier Farnell as Interim eCommerce Director
  • Tom Barker (x BBC) joins the National Trust as Head of Digital
  • Nigel Lawmon (x Fragrance Shop) joins FeelUnique as Commercial Director

This is just a selection of recent moves that have taken place in the wider market. For more information on current searches we are conducting, or insight into those we were responsible for placing, do get in touch,


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