North East digital agency, Mediaworks, has brought in 5 new recruits, including a business development manager.
The BBC has announced that Rosie Millard OBE will be the new chair of BBC Children in Need.
Sarah Pinch, a former president of PR association, CIPR, has joined Filament PR as a non-executive director.
During a 34-year career, Whittaker has held senior management and board roles at Atari, MGM and EA and her portfolio includes mega-hits GoldenEye 007, Alien vs. Predator and The Sims.
Manchester agency Social Chain Group has made a series of key hires from media companies including the Daily Mail, The Telegraph, ITV and MediaCom.
Tony Wood, a well-known figure on the North-West digital scene, had been head of digital and e-commerce at Sofology since May 2016.
Manchester video production agency WhiteNoise Media has hired Euan Stubbs as digital director to head its new marketing division, Behavioural.
Newcastle-based PR agency W North has hired Taimar Askew, Fran Clark and Rachel Jones as new account executives.
Ahead of the opening of The Factory, Manchester International Festival has appointed a chief operating officer.
Yorkshire-based Emerald Publishing has promoted Vicky Williams to chief executive officer.