NEWS2 July 2010

ICM Direct names new managing director

People UK

UK— Telephone survey firm ICM Direct has appointed Gareth Nicol as its new managing director, replacing Patrick Diamond who has left the company after 11 years.

Nicol joins the firm, which is owned by Creston, from Fieldwork International Healthcare where he spent years, moving from the role of account director to online director and then managing director.

Before his time there Nicol had spells with Maritz and with Synovate in South Africa.

He will step into the new role on 5 July, when he will also take a seat on the company’s board.

ICM Group chairman designate Justin Sampson said: “Anyone who knows Patrick will understand what a tremendous legacy he leaves at ICM Direct. In appointing Gareth we have found a highly capable successor. He is a progressive thinker in the development of of digital solutions and has a proven business development track record.”