NEWS12 July 2017

Kugler and Chadwick join Big Sofa board

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UK – Video analytics tech and insight company Big Sofa has appointed former Unilever director, Ralph Kugler, and market research expert Simon Chadwick as strategic advisers to the board.

Kugler currently holds a number of roles including: chairman of Cognita Schools, a global group of independent schools; chairman of venue business Headbox; and board director at manufacturing business, Keter Group. He was at Unilever for more than 25 years, most recently as executive director on the main board and global president of home and personal care.

Chadwick is managing partner of Cambiar, which he founded in 2004, and has more than 40 years’ experience in market research. He has been CEO of a number of market research companies including NOP World, which was sold to GfK in 2005. He is also a fellow of MRS.

Simon Lidington, chief executive officer of Big Sofa, said: "To have attracted Ralph and Simon – with their vast experience in each core customer category – to our advisory panel, is further validation of the company’s technology and services.

"Both are strongly aligned with our belief that video will continue to transform the consumer insight industry. We look forward to benefiting from their strategic advice as we grow."