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    Media Movers: Zara Curtis, Gemma Acton, Doug Peiffer, Sophie Paterson and Olia Krivtchoun

    Mediaweek’s Media Movers charts the biggest people moves in the industry over the past week.

    This week:

    Mamamia has appointed IAG marketer Zara Curtis as chief content officer. Curtis becomes newly-minted CEO Natalie Harvey‘s first major hire and will join the women’s media company in September from her previous role as head of customer experience, brand communications, and social impact for the multinational insurance company.

    The Seven Network has appointed Gemma Acton to the newly-created national role of director of news operations. Acton will work closely with Seven West Media editor-in-chief Anthony De Ceglie, the metropolitan and regional news directors, executive producers, and other senior news leaders to drive culture and innovation across newsrooms nationally.

    Former OzTam CEO Doug Peiffer will be joining Foxtel Media as a senior adviser. Foxtel Media said Peiffer’s new role will see him support the company in unlocking the power of ratings data from Foxtel Group’s 1 million+ Foxtel set-top boxes in partnership with Kantar Media.

    Sophie Paterson has joined Ogilvy PR in the newly-created role of head of gaming and entertainment. Paterson brings more than 15 years of experience to the consumer PR and influence practice, with entertainment brands such as Sony Music and Spotify.

    Spark Foundry has promoted Olia Krivtchoun to the newly-created role of chief client services officer.
    Zambrero has appointed Jade Clark as head of marketing, after a seven month stint consulting for the Mexican restaurant chain.
    Cashrewards has concluded its hunt for a chief marketing officer, hiring Zara Cobb to fill the vacancy left by Nicole Bardsley. As Mediaweek revealed in February, Bardsley left Cashrewards after two years to become head of marketing at Uber, Uber Eats, and Uber Car Share ANZ.
    Comedian and presenter Luka Muller will join triple j Breakfast with Concetta Caristo from Monday, 1 July, as Bryce Mills moves to triple j Lunch with co-host Dave Woodhead.
    Amy McCarthy
    has been appointed as executive producer of Nine’s A Current Affair, following the promotion of Fiona Dear, who is now the network’s director of news and current affairs.
    Avid Collective has revealed a new structure for its senior executive team, with founder Luke Spano moving from MD to CEO. Meanwhile, commercial director Ezechiel Ritchie has also been elevated to the newly-created role of general manager.
    72andSunny has hired two agency alumni to work on projects across the agency’s client partners. Miné Cakmak, head of consulting, re-joins the agency from her role as group strategy director at consultancy FNDR. Senior strategist, Aviva Mann, also re-joins 72andSunny alumni from design consultancy Landor & Fitch.
    Kent Pearson
    has joined Connecting Plots as managing partner. He will lead the business’s social offering, a.glo, and expand its remit from social performance creative into always-on social, influencer, creator and content partnerships.
    Chris Hackney
    has joined Meltwater as chief product officer to lead product organisation and spearhead the strategic direction, expansion, and operation of the company’s product portfolio.
    Joining the media monitoring company’s board of directors is Bryan Law, the chief marketing officer at go-to-market data provider, ZoomInfo.


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