Up the ladder

Guardian News and Media, Freesat, The Search Works, All Response Media North, BBC Worldwide, Future UK, ATM:ad, Clear Channel Outdoor

Joe Clark has been promoted to director and general manager, newspapers, at Guardian News and Media. Formerly director of production, distribution and sales, he will take responsibility for the performance of The Guardian and The Observer newspapers.

Freesat, the BBC and ITV free-to-view satellite TV service, has made four appointments. Simon Winder takes up the finance director role. Richard Lindsay-Davies becomes commercial development director, while Will Abbott joins as brand marketing and communications director and James Atkins joins as marketing manager.

Etienne Gourdon has joined The Search Works as retail account director, working on accounts including Comet. Joanna Aston has been appointed to the retail team as account director, from her position as account director in performance marketing at Yahoo! Neil Stephens has been appointed sales manager in the new business team.

All Response Media North has appointed Kelly Foster, previously at Brilliant Media in Leeds, as account manager. She will work on the agency's Cruise.co.uk, Joe Browns and Arthritis Research Campaign clients.

BBC Worldwide has appointed former BSkyB director of corporate finance Neil Chugani as its chief financial officer. He will lead the financial team and develop all aspects of the company's financial strategy, including the development of a five-year growth plan. He joins from Goldman Sachs International.

Future UK has appointed James Rhode-Baxter as account manager for its London ad sales central agency team. He will work across the entire Future portfolio - working with Manning Gottlieb OMD, PHD and Walker Media.

ATM:ad, the company behind advertising on cash machines, has appointed Richard Rowley as head of media sales from mall ad company ScreenFX. Kevin Kemp has been appointed agency sales manager, responsible for all UK ad agencies above and below the line.

Clear Channel Outdoor has appointed Chris Hewson as head of sales development. He joins after a spell at More O'Ferrall Adshel as inventory manager and later in his own billboard business, Adrenalin Advertising.

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