NEWS26 October 2009

Cooke takes helm at KantarHealth as Riddell leaves

People UK

UK— Elaine Riddell has stepped down from her position as joint CEO of KantarHealth to “pursue other opportunities”.

Lynette Cooke will assume sole leadership of KantarHealth’s global operations with immediate effect.

Riddell (pictured) was previously CEO of the TNS Healthcare business, but was made joint CEO of KantarHealth with Cooke when parent company WPP merged the two divisions.

Kantar CEO Eric Salama said: “From 2003 Elaine was instrumental in building the TNS Healthcare business into one of the leading global healthcare market research organisations. Since the acquisition of TNS last year she has made an enormous contribution to creating the blueprint for KantarHealth… We thank her for her contribution and wish her every success in her future endeavours.”