Once again we compile the most senior, surprising and influential job moves in the APAC region.

This time we discuss a four-strong bolster for Block, a new chief exec for Digital Music Distribution, a well-earned promotion at Grey Australia and new blood at Oddfellows.

Block has made a raft of new hires including Nathan Teoh as senior creative from Marketforce, Maegan Brown as junior creative from Curtin University’s School of Design where she was named graduate of the year in 2011 – plus Brody Macleod and Sanne Butterfield to the account services team.

Digital Chameleon has brought in former digital sales director at APN News & Media, Matthew Bates, as its commercial director. 

Digital Music Distribution, the joint venture between Universal Music Australia and Sony Music Australia has appointed former Sensis GM Mark Shaw as its new chief executive.

Foxtel has brought on Bruce Meagher as its director of corporate affairs just a day after its merger with Austar, where he previously worked, was approved by the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission.

Grey Australia has promoted Luke Waldren, managing partner of the creative agency’s Melbourne office to the role of CEO.

M&C Saatchi Sydney has hired former BBDO New York associate creative director Mike Condrick as a senior copywriter. 

Oddfellows has hired Sarah Booth as an account planner from her role as insights manager at New Zealand Lotteries, and Matt Geersen as digital art director from Profero Sydney. 

REA Group has replaced former Foxtel CEO Richard Freudenstein with News Crporation’s Hamish McLennan as chairman of its board of directors.

TBWA Hakuhodo has promoted Chris Iki to COO, replacing Luis DeAnda, who is relocating to LA to take another role within the group.

Tribal DDB Korea has lost its GM David Meister, and will now be led by chief executive of DDB Group Korea Craig Lonnee.

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