Digital People Moves Report: Winter 2020/21


Over the last three months of November, December & January we’ve seen a continued & significant investment in digital leadership talent across both growth consumer technology & established consumer brands.

The appointments listed here are, as always an overview of digital leaders across our network who’ve taken up new positions in the last three months. It is not purely a list of Princedale placements (but I think you know this by now). This just confirms the ever-increasing investment in digital talent & business critical positions and individuals with strong reputations. We should all count ourselves incredibly fortunate to work in this dynamic space.

I expect an increase in digital leadership searches this year as we move to vaccinate the nation and the rest of the world and businesses once again invest for the long term. For companies needing to hire talent to join in H2 2021, now is the time.

If we can help you, do get in touch to discuss.

Rupert Jupp


Richard Clark x Bulk Powders
Joins Feelunique as CMO
Becky Brock x John Lewis
Joins Costa Coffee as Commercial & Customer Director
Penny Herriman x White Stuff
Joins Pentland Brands as CMO
Ben Carter x JUST EAT
Joins Purplebricks Group as CMO
Richard Rosenberg x
Joins Financial Times as CTO
Zoe Harris x GoCo Group
Joins On the Beach as CMO
Pete Markey x TSB Bank
Joins Boots as CMO
Stuart Ramage X Dixons Carphone
Joins M&S As Head of Digital Strategy & Innovation
James Welch x Next Money
Joins WhyBuy at CCO
Ian Rogers x LVMH
Joins Ledger as CXO
John Veichmanis x Farfetch
Joins Carwow as COO
Eve Williams x ASOS
Joins eBay as UK CMO
Mariano Albera x Expedia
Joins as SVP of Engineering
Sarah Highfield x Costa Coffee
Joins Elvie as COO & CFO
Ken Flett x Oscar Mayer Group UK
Joins Gousto as VP Operations
Emma McFerran Lyst Promoted to COO
Elizabeth von der Goltz x YNAP Joins Matches Fashion as CCO
José Antonio Ramos Calamonte x Salsa Jeans
Joins ASOS as CCO
Alastair Preacher x Funding Options
Joins FIBR As Chief Product Officer
James Keating x Dropbox
Joins UKFast as CMO
Paul Hornby x Matalan
Joins Very Group as Digital Customer Experience Director
Noel Hamill x Prevayl
Joins Confirmit as CMO
Atul Bhardwaj x MediaMarktSaturn
Joins LEGO Group as EVP, CDTO
Tim Pearson x OMD Group UK
Joins Sky as MD of Sky Media UK
Shadi Halliwell x Three
Joins Pizza Express as Chief Customer Officer
Katie Lee x Lucky Generals
Joins Clementine as CEO
Geoffroy Lefebvre x Richmont
Joins Yoox Net-A-Porter as CEO
Rachael Pollard x Starling Bank
Joins Busuu as CMO
Sarah Barron x Costa Coffee
Joins Dominos as CMO
Mirko Nobili x Burberry
Joins Yoox Net-A-Porter as Global Operations Director
Matt Grest x BBC
Joins the Very Group as CIO
Andrew Keith x Lane Crawford
Joins Selfridges as MD
Champa Magesh x Amadeus
Joins Trainline as Presdident, Trainline for Business
Angus McCarey x Hive Learning
Joins RVU as GM, Home Services
Ben Sutherland x Diageo
Joins RS Components as Global Chief Digital Officer
Emma Davies x Marleybone Partners
Joins Octopus Ventures as Co-CEO
Ben Blake x Expedia Group
Joins OVO as CEO Of OVO Energy & Smart Home
Jesper With-Fogstrup x HSBC
Joins ULS technology as CEO
Natasja Giezen-Smith Heist Promoted to CEO

1 Comment

  1. Gianluca Maria Girard

    This report is indeed very good. I think is great for several reasons:
    1) C-levels and Executives are still moving.
    2) A lot of companies are not waiting at the windows, they act.
    3) It’s good to see maybe some “friend” in that list, or people we well know, for a lot of purposes (eg sending a congrats message, looking for opportunities, etc).

    I have a suggestion: would be possible to have the name of the person clickable and landing on her/his Linkedin profile?
    Or, even better, a Linkedin API or plugin that automatically detects if the person is in my 1st 2nd, or 3rd level?


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