Google has appointed Debbie Weinstein to the role of managing director for UK & Ireland.
She will replace Google veteran Ronan Harris, who left to join Snap.
Weinstein will start in the role in March 2023 and report into Matt Brittin, president of EMEA at Google.
She will be responsible for leading the UK & Ireland business, which employs around 7,000 people. She will additionally focus on leading teams focussed on partnerships in the region.
Most recently she was vice-president of global advertiser solutions for Google and YouTube. In this role she was in charge of the development and global delivery of YouTube’s ad solutions for brands and agencies.
Prior to Google, she was vice president of global media at Unilever, one of the world’s largest advertisers. She was in charge of global communications planning and leading the business’s global media partnerships.
Earlier in her career she worked in sales, marketing, strategy and business development positions at companies including Viacom (now Paramount), and Bolt.com. She started her career as an investment banker in mergers and acquisitions at Goldman Sachs & Co.
Weinstein said: “I’ve spent much of my life living and working in the UK, so in some respects this new role feels like coming home. The UK is a tech powerhouse and I look forward to playing a part in helping people and businesses make the most of the digital economy.”