NEWS26 November 2010

People on the move


The latest round-up of personnel changes in the research and insight business. Companies announcing staff changes this week include Percept Research, Purdie Pascoe, Nunwood and Progressive.

DINESH MATHEW becomes Percept Research’s qualitative research consultant where he will oversee methodology design. Before joining Percept he was working across a number of projects at firms including Procter & Gamble and MTV.

Purdie Pascoe has named ALLAN BOWDITCH as a non-executive director. Bowditch, a pharma research veteran, has worked for SmithKline and Martin Hamblin GfK among others. He has more recently worked with MRS as its chief pharma coursework assessor. Purdie Pascoe also announced that VERONIQUE SCHNOERING joined earlier this year as director of syndicated services. SOPHIE BAKER is promoted to the post of associate director.

JEM MAIDMENT, former Sky News journalist, is the new head of communications at Nunwood. As well as being an editor and producer on shows such as Sunrise with Eamonn Holmes, Maidment has ghost-written columns for Arsenal footballer Paul Merson and ex-Lib Dem leader Paddy Ashdown.

Customer analytics firm Buxton has appointed KELLEN VAUGHAN as vice president of its CustomerID division. Vaughan was previously the firm’s director of sales.

SCOTT BRAND has become research director of Progressive. For the past ten years he has worked at Cello MRUK, working on public and not-for-profit clients. Before that he worked at the Scottish Government’s Central Research Unit and at West Lothian Council.

A slew of new appointments at Insight Research Group in the US. ANDREA BARTZEN becomes strategic business director. GARY FERNANDEZ is a new account director. TREVOR JENKINS is welcomed aboard as research assistant and JENNYFER PARRA is the new office manager.