Google appoints European marketing chief as new UK boss

Google has appointed its senior European marketer Dan Cobley as its new UK managing director, replacing Matt Brittin who has been promoted to a senior European role.

Dan Cobley: appointed Google's new UK managing director
Dan Cobley: appointed Google's new UK managing director

The reshuffle of senior Google executives has been prompted by the promotion of Philipp Schindler, Google’s current vice-president of Google Europe, who has moved to a global role based in Google’s headquarters in California.

Brittin has been with Google since early 2007 and was promoted to managing director in 2009.

He takes up the role of vice-president for northern and central Europe at Google with immediate effect, the company said. He will still be based in the UK.

Brittin will report to Google senior vice-president and chief business officer, Nikesh Arora.

Cobley has been with Google since 2006, when he joined as UK marketing director and was then promoted to vice-president marketing, northern and central Europe.

Google has yet to appoint a replacement for Cobley, who will report to Brittin in his new role.

Prior to his time at Google, Cobley was vice-president brand and marketing for Capital One Europe.

Cobley has also had a spell as marketing director at Ask Jeeves, working both in the UK and US.

He also spent around five years with Pepsi and Walkers in a number of marketing roles. 

Follow John Reynolds on Twitter @johnreynolds10


Have your say...

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus
Media Week Jobs
Search for more media jobs

Latest

WPP confirms search has begun for Sorrell's successor

WPP confirms search has begun for Sorrell's successor

WPP has begun to look at external candidates to replace Sir Martin Sorrell as the chief executive of WPP, the company confirmed today.

Share
VR is dead, long live VR

VR is dead, long live VR

VR has huge potential but it's time to admit that we don't actually know what to do with it, writes Dino Burbidge, director of technology and innovation, WCRS.

Share
The quirky, wonderful and eye-widening world of C2
[Sponsored feature]

The quirky, wonderful and eye-widening world of C2

Say goodbye to stale buffet food, dowdy carpets and middle-of-the-road speakers. C2 is the first conference of its kind...

Share

Get news by email