Universal Pictures International announced today that Rob Huber has been appointed managing director for the UK and Ireland. He will replace Niels Swinkels, who was promoted in December last year to the role of EVP International Distribution. Huber will report to Swinkels. Huber was most recently VP of sales and distribution for EMEA at 20th Century Fox, where he had also served as UK financial controller and European finance director. Huber will manage the day-to-day operations for the UK and Ireland.