— Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) sales: Former OMD International MD Matt James, whom Yahoo appointed as UK sales director in June, has decided against joining, NMA reports and Yahoo confirms to the mag, leaving Yahoo without a sales director.
— Orange UK Sales and loyalty chief Jean-Pascal Van Overbeke is leaving this month ahead of a rumoured reshuffle by CEO Tom Alexander. Mad.co.uk.
— BBCWW; The Beeb’s commercial arm has tapped Endemol Holland exec Jacob de Boer as the new commercial director of its Global Brands division. Via C21Media.net.
— GMG-North West Vision & Media: Guardian Media Group Regional Media CEO Mark Dodson has joined the board of government-funded digital and creative start-up incubator North-West Vision & Media. He’s one of four new additions to the board on NWVM, joining Alex Connock of multimedia producer Ten Alps. From How-do.
— National Geographic: UPDATED: The MD of Fox International Channels in the UK, Jason Thorp,
is leaving has been given an expanded role as head of National Geographic’s UK channel — a FIC-National Geographic JV. Mirroring Fox-NG integration elsewhere in the world, he will report to George Jeffery, president of NGC Europe. Simon Bohrsmann is still general manager of the UK channel and Cecilia Parker is promoted to general manager of Fox’s UK channels. From C21Media.net.