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Ben Cox joins Nickelodeon as new VP & GM ANZ. Cox is responsible for the day-to-day management of all Nick brands in the region.

Sarah Levy is appointed to the newly created role of COO for Viacom’s global entertainment group, overseeing operations and strategy for MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, Spike, CMT, TV Land, Logo, and Viacom Intl. Media Networks. Meanwhile, David Lynn is appointed President & CEO of Viacom Intl. Media Networks.

Sprout appoints Connick Perez as VP Program Strategy & Acquisitions, Chanon Cook as VP Insights & Strategy, and Shane Lindley as VP Digital.

A+E Networks launches The Bridge, a full service creative agency combining expertise across three disciplines—storytelling, analytics, and distribution. Lance Still heads up the new unit as MD in addition to her current role of SVP Branded Content for A+E Networks.

Jon Cameron is stepping down as MD of gift licensee Wild & Wolf after 11 years. He is replaced by Paul Taylor.

Amazon hires Jamil Ghana to head its Prime subscription service in foreign markets including China, India, and the Netherlands.

WestEnd Films brings Sophie Green on board as its new Head Acquisitions & Development.

UTA taps Seth Oster to lead its global corporate communications.

TVO Kids hires Kristen Hurd as its new Acquisitions Officer.

Nordstrom forms a new innovation team to be led by Geevy Thomas as Chief Innovation Officer.

Carolina Herrera’s CEO Francois Kress is said to be leaving the company.

Net-a-porter’s VP Global Buying Sarah Rutson resigns.

Todd Spaletto leaves VF Corp. from his position as President The North Face.

Macy’s is eliminating an estimated 10,000 jobs as it closes 68 stores (3,900 jobs) and streamlines its management (another 6,200 employees). The retailer plans to close 100 stores over the next few years. CEO Terry Lundgren is stepping down, to be replaced by Jeff Gennette. Lindgren will remain as chairperson.

Meanwhile, Sears is closing 150 stores including 108 Kmart stores and 42 Sears locations.

Disney is restructuring its business in India and shutting down unprofitable units—not among them is its consumer products business, which has grown significantly over the years.

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