NEWS25 August 2010

People on the move

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The latest round-up of personnel changes in the research and insight business. Companies announcing staff changes include Synovate, ABI Research, Insight Research Group and The Lounge Group

Synovate UK has named BETH WILLIAMS as its new research director within the consumer goods research team. She was most recently on the technology team at TNS-RI.

MMR Group brought eight recruits aboard this month. JAMES GATER, JOHN BARRATT, SARAH MOLE and SARAH LEWIS-BENNION join as a trainee research executives at MMR Research Worldwide. FRAYNI JONES joins as research assistant. At UKFS, YVONNE VICE joins as senior project executive. PETER GLOVER is the new trainee research executive at Healthcare Research Worldwide. JASON ESPIN is the new trainee survey creator at Qubiq.

SAM ROSEN has been named as the new senior analyst at ABI Research. He will work within the firm’s Digital Home team.

Insight Research Group welcomes EVA OLLER and SOPHIE JACQUEMIN as field executives.

SIAN MORRIS has been hired by The Lounge Group as planning and insight manager. She was previously at design consultancy Fitch.

JAMES HIER has been hired as chief strategy officer at MEC Australia. As part of his job he will lead the strategy, analytics and insight teams.

Nunwood has made two new senior appointments. STEPHANIE YOUNG-HELOU becomes US analytics director. FRANK HEDLER becomes European analytics director.

KEVIN MURPHY is the new senior research executive at Facts International.