Up the Ladder

Barry Lee, Anthony Gumbinet, IPC, Iain Fowler, Simon Clift, Paul Cooney, Tim Collison, Mark Conlon.

Barry Lee has been promoted to board account director at Zed Media. He was previously an account director, working primarily on the BT and Capital One accounts. Lee joined Zed in October 2003 from HSBC, where he was responsible for online marketing and advertising.

Anthony Gumbiner, chairman and chief executive of Hallwood Investments, has joined the board of The Local Radio Company after his company invested in the radio firm. Gumbiner will take his place alongside fellow new face Rhys Davies, managing director of Glendower Capital Limited, a London-based investment manager and adviser.

IPC has appointed Clair Porteous as publisher of its men's weekly, Nuts. Porteous was previously head of marketing for Loaded and Nuts and helped to launch the weekly title in 2004.

UTV Radio's Juice FM in Liverpool has appointed Iain Fowler as station director. Fowler, previously sales director at sister station Wire FM, will be responsible for all of Juice FM's programming and commercial interests and reports to UTV Radio ILR managing director Chris Hurst.

Simon Clift, global chief marketing officer for Unilever, has joined the board of BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, as a non-executive director. BBC Worldwide said his appointment was a further step in its move to ensure "greater transparency in its governance and an even broader range of expertise at senior level".

Emap Radio's regional managing director Paul Cooney is to take over as managing director of the company's Radio Forth in Edinburgh after Adam Findlay left to go sailing around the Mediterranean. The position is a temporary one until a permanent successor is found.

Mediaedge:cia has appointed Tim Collison, former editor and publisher of Emap's trade magazine Media & Marketing Europe, to the newly created role of marketing partner, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Eurosport has hired Mark Conlon as online sales manager. Conlon, who was formerly new business team leader at media and marketing website Mad.co.uk, will have overall responsibility for online new business development in London and will work with Eurosport's TV sales team.

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