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This week's London appointments

Ed Turner, Little Dot Studios

Digital content agency and media network Little Dot Studios has announced the appointment of Ed Turner to the newly-created role of director of media.

His responsibilities include working with Little Dot Studios’ brand partners to grow their online audiences through digital media planning and buying, and working with media sales teams around the globe to package and support the growth of direct monetisation of the channel network across social media and AVOD OTT platforms.

Ed brings almost two decades of media experience to Little Dot Studios, most recently as chief media officer at COPA90, the definitive youth media brand for football.

Prior to COPA90, he spent six years at Engine, with his last role as executive director, where he created and led Engine Media in the UK.

Holly Graham, chief business officer, commented: “We’re incredibly excited to welcome Ed to Little Dot Studios.

“His media buying expertise will help our partners prioritise long-term growth alongside short-term gains.

“Having worked at both agencies and digital publishers, Ed has incredibly rich and varied experience, but always with one key focus: finding a valuable and engaged audience.

“We’re very excited about what his expertise and vision will bring to Little Dot Studios’ partners.”

Ed added: “I am thrilled to be joining Little Dot Studios as it embarks on its next, exciting period of growth.

“Little Dot has built a phenomenal name globally around storytelling, creating meaningful content experiences and reaching audiences that matter.

“The opportunity to develop and grow the media function is immense. Media at Little Dot is about genuine engagement and driving business outcomes for its clients.

“Performance comes as much from the message and content as it does the science of delivery which is why Little Dot is in such a unique position to drive market beating outcomes for clients.”

Diane Corfe, Waterman

Waterman has announced that it is welcoming Diane Corfe as technical director to lead its national ecology team.

Diane brings over thirty years’ industry experience, having previously led and grown ecology teams at Atkins, Scott Wilson and Jacobs.

She joins from ERM where she was responsible for the growth of their capital and projects portfolio across the UK, Europe and Africa.

Diane recently undertook the role of ecology programme director for Lot 3 of HS2 Phase 2B. This saw her coordinate 22,000 ecological surveys and technical inputs for the proposed Hybrid Bill submission .

Andrew Ferguson, Waterman’s board director for infrastructure and environment, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Diane into our senior management team. Her substantial wealth of leadership experience will see her further develop our ecology team across the UK, within both the infrastructure and commercial development sectors.

“Diane’s strong technical background in biodiversity and climate resilience will, without a doubt, bring added-value and additional leadership to our current strategic initiatives in these areas.”

Andrew Baum, IMMO Capital

Investment management platform IMMO Capital has announced that Andrew Baum is to join the company as a strategic advisor and investor.

Andrew is known for his role as professor of practice at the University of Oxford, where he led the Future of Real Estate Initiatives at the Saïd Business School, which was launched to research and predict future changes to the industry over the next decade.

He has balanced his academic career with several private sector roles including chairman of Property Funds Research, an investment advisory firm and chairman of Newcore Capital Management, a real estate fund manager as well as leadership roles at CBRE Global Investors, Invesco and Grosvenor.

Hans-Christian Zappel, CEO and co-founder of IMMO Capital, commented: “Andrew has unparalleled knowledge of the factors driving both the future of real estate markets and congruent proptech solutions, so we are delighted to have him on board. “

Andrew Baum said: “I’m delighted to be joining at such an exciting time for IMMO Capital.

“With excitement growing around the residential sector, including the burgeoning SFR market, there is huge potential to springboard from IMMO Capital’s unique and impressive technology platform to scale up the business very quickly.

“With an outstanding founding team, IMMO Capital has a first mover advantage, with no lack of ambition.

“I’m looking forward to working alongside IMMO Capital as they deliver on an exciting pipeline of investor partnerships and create a new model for residential investment.”

Christian Werling, BRYTER

Automation platform BRYTER has appointed Christian Werling as its new EMEA vice president of sales.

Christian joins BRYTER with over 20 years of experience in analytics, big data and fintech and over 15 years of experience leading sales success in hypergrowth companies across different European regions including Scandinavia, DACH and BENELUX.

He joins from his role as regional director at MongoDB, the scalable document database platform.

Prior to MongoDB, he spent over two years at ThoughtSpot, where he successfully built teams across Europe and scaled revenue and employee numbers by rates of 150 to 250 per cent per year.

Christian said: “When I first saw the BRYTER product, I couldn’t believe how easy it makes it for literally anybody with business matter expertise to build automation apps on their own.

“The impact we can have on so many different industries across all business functions blows my mind.

“One of the things that made up my mind to join BRYTER was talking to a team from Germany, at the heart of Europe, that is combining a very strong focus on people with the ambitions and professionalism in sales that you would normally only see in Silicon Valley.”

Micha Bues, co-founder and CCO of BRYTER, said: “We are delighted to have Christian joining us.

“His track record of scaling companies and revenues is proven, while his passion for developing his teams and individuals fits perfectly with BRYTER’s culture.

“He has extensive experience with hypergrowth companies throughout Europe and we believe he has the perfect profile to support our growth in the EMEA markets.”

August Skinner, Telstra Purple

Technology services firm Telstra Purple has announced the appointment of August Skinner as community manager for ClubCISO.

August brings almost ten years of experience in event organisation, marketing, and community management to the role, joining from Contentive, where, as Community Manager, she was responsible for launching HRD Network.

Prior to joining Contentive, August was the Community Lead for WeWork in Sydney and London.

August said: “I’m thrilled to be a part of the ClubCISO community and the Telstra Purple family.

“This is a really exciting role. I’m looking forward to overseeing strategic marketing activity for ClubCISO to drive engagement; and becoming a key voice for the community in driving informative, helpful and engaging conversations for our members.”

Manoj Bhatt, ClubCISO advisory board member, said: “We are delighted to welcome August to the ClubCISO and Telstra Purple team.

“August has extensive experience of leading successful initiatives to boost community engagement, both online and through events.

“Her knowledge will prove invaluable to supporting our members in sharing their knowledge, insights, and views regarding cyber security across the community.

“We always wanted ClubCISO to be a community for the community and having August on board to support our CISO community in achieving this and taking ClubCISO on its next leg of the journey is very exciting.”

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