General Mills global chief marketing officer Ivan Pollard steps down, Equinox appoints Peter Giorgi chief marketing officer, PlantFuel Life elects a new board member, Niels Swinkels accepts a promotion as executive vice president and marketing director of Universal Pictures International and more.

General Mills Global Chief Marketing Officer Ivan Pollard Exits

Amid changes to its leadership team, General Mills global CMO Ivan Pollard has left the company.

According to Ad Age, Pollard’s role, which was created in December 2016, will not be filled.

Pollard served as global CMO since mid-2017. Prior to General Mills, he spent over a decade at Coca-Cola, most recently as vice president of global connections.

Equinox Names Peter Giorgi Chief Marketing Officer

Equinox has appointed Peter Giorgi chief marketing officer, reports WWD. As part of the role, he will also manage marketing for Equinox Media.

Giorgi joins Equinox from Celebrity Cruises Inc., where he was CMO for five years. Prior to that, he served as global head of advertising and content at Airbnb.

PlantFuel Life Adds Brian Cavanaugh To Board Of Directors

PlantFuel Life has named a new board member—Brian Cavanaugh, former global chief brand officer for Iovate Health Sciences International.

Prior to Iovate, Cavanaugh served as senior vice president of merchandising for all categories at GNC.

Universal Pictures Elevates Niels Swinkels To Executive Vice President

Niels Swinkels, Universal Pictures EVP, international distribution, has accepted a promotion as the company’s international EVP and marketing director.

Swinkels has been with Universal Pictures for 17 years.

At the same time, Universal Pictures has brought on Paul Higginson as marketing director of the new EMEA district that was created to lead the company’s UK team and European theatrical organization.

Previously, Higginson spent over 15 years at Twentieth Century Fox, most recently as EVP of EMEA.

Berghaus Appoints Charlie Pym As Global Brand Director 

Charlie Pym has been named global brand director of Pentland Brands’ Berghaus.

Pym joins Berghaus from McLaren, where was marketing director of the pro cycling and team Bahrain divisions, respectively.