When Georgie Holt was typed last december to manage Acast’s activities in the Americas, he left an opening in what remains his largest market. Today, the company handed over the job of regional managing director for the UK and Irish markets to the man who had held the position for six months. Josh Woodhouse, who has been with Acast for five years, has been promoted to this role.
Woodhouse was previously sales manager for Acast in the UK. To fill the position, the company has promoted UK-based group commercial director Leo Goldingham, who is also a five-year veteran of the company.
“Josh has been key to our growth over the past five years and after a thorough search for Georgie’s replacement, it became clear to us that the best person to lead Acast in the UK was already here,” said Oskar Serrander, Acast. Head of Operations. “Promoting from within is something we strongly believe in, and that’s also why promoting Leo to a leadership role in this priority market also made a lot of sense. Both are highly respected and valued members of the British team – and pillars of the creative, high-performance and fun culture we’ve worked hard to build.
Elsewhere in the UK business, Acast says Lorna Byrne and Emma Morrisroe have been promoted to group commercial directors with team leadership responsibilities overseeing sales with media agencies and direct-to-brand customers.