Google has undertaken a major restructure that sees UK MD Matt Brittin moved up to a European role, replaced by Google’s European marketing chief Dan Cobley. The reshuffle has been sparked by the London-based VP of Google Europe Philipp Schindler’s move to a global business role based in Google’s California office.
Brittin, who joined Google in January 2007 before being made MD in early 2009, has been made VP for northern and central Europe. He will report to Google SVP and chief business officer Nikesh Arora, as will Schindler.
VP marketing for northern and central Europe Dan Cobley moves up to UK MD, with his replacement still to be made. Cobley joined Google in 2006 as UK marketing director.