Movers & Shakers



H.J. Heinz Company of Canada has appointed Mark Leckie president and CEO. He replaces Brian Falck, who has returned to his home in the U.S. Prior to his appointment, Leckie had been president, U.S. grocery division, at the Campbell Soup Company. Earlier in his career, he held a senior management position at Kraft Foods Canada.

Microsoft Canada has named Frank Clegg its new president. Clegg was general manager of Microsoft’s Canadian subsidiary from 1991 to 1996, then moved to the U.S. where he was most recently VP, central region, Microsoft Corp. In his new role, Clegg will be responsible for sales, support and marketing activities in Canada. He replaces Simon Witts, who has departed to become VP, sales and marketing for Microsoft Europe, Middle East and Africa.


Halifax-based Corporate Communications Ltd. (CCL) has announced three senior management changes within its ranks. Chester Goluch has added senior VP to his title of chief creative officer; Mike Patrick has been promoted to executive VP and chief development officer from senior VP and team leader; and Linda Brigley has joined the team as VP and director of operations, moving over from CCL’s ArtWorks and Sight & Sound Productions subsidiaries, where she had been chief operating officer.

R.P. Kumar has been hired as management director by Toronto agency Harrod & Mirlin/FCB, where he will be responsible for the agency’s packaged goods business. Before joining the agency, Kumar was director of client service and manager of the Unilever account at Lowe Lintas in Dubai. Also hired at H&M/FCB are Nicolas Austin as account director and Mira Kassirer as account manager.

Ambrose Carr Linton Carroll has added nine new faces. Hired away from McManus Elliott Communications are Tamara Smith as account director, Robert Paton as senior writer, and Lise Snajdr as senior art director. Jillian Bayne and Ian Wheeler have joined the agency as account supervisors, coming from MacLaren McCann, and Canon Photograph’s Products Group, respectively. Also new to ACLC are Osman Sheikh as account executive and three new account co-ordinators: Pam Clarkson, Jeff Lam and Scott Morden.

Sandra Iacobelli has been appointed director, sponsorship marketing programs at Toronto-based Wakeham & Associates Marketing. Prior to joining the event marketing agency, Iacobelli had worked as an independent marketing consultant. In the past, she hung her hat at Livent, most recently as director, sponsorship and promotions.

Pamela Davis has been hired by Publicis in Toronto as group account director working on the CIBC business. For the past five months, the Strategy columnist had been working as an account director at FCB Direct Toronto. Previously, she was at AMW Direct, working on the TD Bank and UUNET business.


Garfield Ogilvie has been appointed VP of sales at Toronto-based Eller Media Company Canada. He moves to the out-of-home media supplier from the Radio Marketing Bureau, where he was VP of business development. His 20-year sales background includes work with CHUM Radio, Urban Outdoor Trans Ad, and Standard Radio.

Owen Charlebois has resigned his long-term position as president and CEO of BBM Bureau of Measurement in order to take a job as president, U.S. media, for The Arbitron Company. He will work out of that company’s research and technology centre in Columbia, Md., and will be responsible for Arbitron’s radio, cable, TV, advertiser/agency, and application software businesses. He had been with BBM for 10 years.

Gregory Lutes has been hired as publisher and managing director of Metro, a free commuter daily in Toronto owned by Metro International S.A., of Sweden. Prior to the appointment, Lutes had been VP, advertising sales, Canada for Thomson Newspapers.


Toronto-based Mandrake Management Consultants has added several new employees, including Judith Weber, who joins the recruitment firm as a project manager in the marketing practice; Georgia Tsao, who has been hired as a project manager in the advertising practice; and Donna Pearl, who will work as a consultant in the firm’s retail practice.