Alfonso Rodes Vila to CEO of Havas-owned Media Planning Group, from CEO of MPG Spain and Southern Europe and CEO of Havas Sports. Mr. Rodes succeeds his brother, Fernando, who was recently named CEO of Havas.
Simon Foster to new post of marketing director at National Magazine Co., the U.K. subsidiary of Hearst Corp., from senior marketing manager-Northwest Europe at Burger King Corp.
Stephen Woodford to chief executive of DDB, London. He succeeds Paul Hammersley, who left at the beginning of the year to become a partner in Frank Lowe's London startup, Red Brick Road. Mr. Woodford was chief executive of Engine Group, parent company of London shop WCRS and six other marketing-services agencies.
Steve Garton to new post of global head of media research, Aegis Group's Synovate, London, from director-media research, Asia/Pacific, at the company's Hong Kong office. He is succeeded by Craig Harvey, formerly regional director-consumer insights at Publicis Groupe Media, Hong Kong.