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

This time we cover a switch at Barclays, fresh advertising talent for Microsoft, a big score for Mothercare and a raft of moves at the Telegraph group.

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Barclays has hired former Vodafone marketing chief David Wheldon to head up its global corporate reputation.

Blinkbox has hired Argos’s head of e-commerce Kate Simon as its first marketing director - tripling its staff count in the process.

Epsilon has promoted Regina Leung to VP marketing, international, which expands her current responsibilities as VP of marketing for APAC to include leadership of the company’s operations in EMEA.

Leo Burnett Group has promoted its CSO Giles Hedger, to UK group MD.

Marin Software has promoted Ed Stevenson to MD, global agencies and international and Brian Marin to VP Global Services.

MEC has hired former Media Brands mobile strategist Jide Sobo as its head of mobile.

Microsoft has appointed Mandeep Mason as director of mobile advertising sales EMEA within the organisation’s global advertising and online division. Mason joins from Nokia, where he was part of the team that launched the handset manufacturer’s mobile advertising network business five years ago.

Mothercare has brought LoveFilm's chief executive Simon Calver on board to take the same role.

Telegraph Media Group has promoted Ed Roussel to executive editor of digital, making him responsible for overseeing the strategy for all online content. James Weeks is also joining the company from Sky News to become head of video, while Conrad Quilty-Harper has been promoted to interactive news editor, where he will oversee graphics and data journalism on the Telegraph's website and iPad app.

Warburtons has parted company with marketing director Richard Hayes after nearly five years. It’s rumoured that his number two, former Durex marketer Megan Harrison, will be given the top spot.

Vikki Chowney

Published 10 February, 2012 by Vikki Chowney

Vikki is head of community at TMW. You can follow her on Twitter or Google+

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