Aviva, a British multinational insurance company, has named Stephen Doherty chief brand and corporate affairs officer, a new role at the company. Doherty, who is currently managing director, group head of corporate relations at Barclays PLC, will start in his new role in March, subject to regulatory approval. Before coming to Barclays, he was director of communications at Diageo PLC, and he has held senior positions at Cohn & Wolfe (now BCW), Edelman and Weber Shandwick. At Aviva, Doherty will oversee brand, public policy, communications and customer strategy.
MRM, a marketing agency that is part of McCann Worldgroup, has named Ronald Ng executive vice president, global chief creative officer. Ng joins MRM from marketing consultant Isobar, where he also held the global chief creative officer post. He previously held lead creative positions at Digitas North America, BBDO and Saatchi & Saatchi. Ng will be based in MRM’s New York office. "Ronald is an incredible talent with a passion for creative technology and a record of innovation that makes him the perfect global creative leader for MRM as we continue to leverage data, analytics and technology capabilities across our network,” said MRM global CEO Kate MacNevin.
Cboe Global Markets, a market operator and global trading solutions provider, has named Stacie Fleming to succeed Carol Kennedy as chief marketing and communications officer, following Kennedy’s retirement on Dec. 31. Fleming currently serves as vice president, marketing and communications. She joined Cboe in 2017 as part of its acquisition of Bats Global Markets, where she had held roles with increasing responsibility and oversight since 2010. Previously, she worked at Fleishman-Hillard and Edelman. In her new role, Fleming will oversee Cboe's global marketing and communications team from the company's Chicago headquarters. Kennedy has been with Cboe for 27 years and led communications efforts for the company's transition from a membership organization to a for-profit company and its subsequent IPO, its acquisition of Bats Global Markets and its designation as an S&P 500 company.