Expatriate Australian Jon Anderson is returning home to take up the role of marketing manager of UIP Australia from November 20.

Anderson was most recently Columbia TriStar's London-based director of marketing for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Throughout the 1980s he worked for the merged Fox Columbia company in Sydney.

When announcing the appointment, UIP Australia managing director Mike Selwyn paid tribute to Diana Velhagen, who has been running the department since Sam Hamilton left the company some time ago. She will now return to her role as manager of advertising and creative services.