August 2003
Brand Strategy;Aug2003, Issue 174, p4
Trade Publication
Reports career developments of executives as of August 2003. Appointment of Richard Baker as chief executive officer of Boots; Selection of Kate Swann as group chief executive of WHSmith; Promotion of Gill Hart as marketing director of Financial Times.


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