Barclays has named Bank of Montreal chairman Matthew Barrett as chief executive, ending the uncertainty of a nine-month period in which Barclays has seen two CEOs leave. Barrett, who will be paid as much as pounds 5.85m in his first year, will join Barclays in October.

Barclays has named Bank of Montreal chairman Matthew Barrett as

chief executive, ending the uncertainty of a nine-month period in which

Barclays has seen two CEOs leave. Barrett, who will be paid as much as

pounds 5.85m in his first year, will join Barclays in October.

British Midland has appointed John Morgan, British Airways’ general

manager for business sales, UK and Ireland, as its new board-level sales

and marketing director. He succeeds Alex Grant, who moved to head

British Midland’s external affairs division earlier this year. Morgan

joins later this year, following the company’s review of its corporate

identity (story, page 3).

Radio 2 is reviewing its pounds 1.2m creative account out of Ammirati

Puris Lintas after less than two years. The move is part of a drive to

attract younger listeners to the station, whose core audience is aged

over 55.

QXL, the online auction service and next major web brand flotation after

Freeserve, is launching its first offline advertising campaign. The

pounds 1m outdoor press and radio push is designed to boost brand

awareness and visits to the site ahead of the September share offering,

which is expected to value the brand at between pounds 500m and pounds


UDV has handed its pounds 3m global airport advertising account to

Motive Outdoor Services, following a competitive review. The win covers

advertising for famous brands such as Baileys and Smirnoff, in all

airports around the world. The original pitch list included incumbent

Motive Carat, MindShare and Portland, Posterscope and IPM.

Calvin Klein Cosmetics has appointed Marisa Thalberg as its new director

of global advertising. Based in New York, she will be responsible for

advertising planning and production worldwide. A former account

supervisor at J Walter Thompson, she joins from Revlon’s US office,

where she was vice-president, management supervisor, overseeing

advertising. She replaces Tammy Cohen, who has moved to an undisclosed


Somerfield’s group development director, Jonathan Smith, has become the

third casualty of the supermarket group’s cull of senior marketers.

Smith, a former senior marketer for Sainsbury’s, has been given his

notice following the departure last week of group marketing director

Phil Smith and brand communications director Alan Shepherd.

Talk Radio’s owner, The Wireless Group, has made a number of management

changes following the acquisition of The Radio Partnership. Jonathan

Goodwin, previously chief operating officer of Talk Radio, becomes group

managing director. Jason Bryant has been promoted to managing director

of Talk Radio from development director, and Ashley MacKenzie moves from

commercial director of sport to become managing director of the group’s

local and regional radio interests.

Securicor has agreed to dispose of its 40% stake in BT Cellnett to BT

for pounds 3.15bn. The company has been intending to dispose of its

share for some time, as it has no day-to-day control over the company.

The move is likely to see closer collaboration between BT and BT

Cellnet, which now has five million subscribers in the UK.

Oil of Olay has linked up with The Prince’s Trust to encourage more

women to join the charity. The Olay/Prince’s Trust Award for Visionary

Women will give women bursaries to reward their achievements. The awards

will be advertised next year through Saatchi & Saatchi.

Cornish pasty-maker Ginsters has appointed Peter Judge as sales and

marketing director and Joss Davidge as head of marketing. Judge was

formerly sales and marketing director at Hazelwood Grocery Division,

while Davidge was marketing manager of the food and business sector at

Kraft Jacobs Suchard. Ginsters is launching a pounds 2m brand overhaul

next week, including a poster campaign through BBH Unlimited.

Toyota has appointed Ammirati Puris Lintas Paris as its lead European

agency, extending an existing relationship between APL and the ad agency

in Germany, announced in November last year. Saatchi & Saatchi continues

to represent Toyota in the UK. APL’s Paris office will be the lead

agency on the business.


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