NEWS1 June 2011

People on the move

People UK

All the latest appointments and promotions from the global market research industry, including the latest from Incite, Razor, RDSI, Pulse Group and more.

LOUISE AFFLECK has been appointed associate director at RDSI’s Leeds office in the UK. She joins the company from marketing agency Brass and is joined in Leeds by research executive MATT HIGGS. In London, the firm has hired PETER KENEFICK as research manager following a six year spell at Ipsos Mori.

InSites Consulting has added four new hires to its London office in the shape of business directors AARON RATTUE, formerly of GfK, and SIMON McDONALD, who was last at The Leading Edge. The firm has also appointed LAXMI CHHAYA and ANTONNO VERSTEEG, previously of GfK NOP and RSCG Riley respectively, as community research consultants.

CAMILLA HUCKLE and BRIONY GUNSTONE have joined IFF Research in the UK as research managers. Huckle was previously at TNS-BMRB while Gunstone has worked for Ipsos Mori and YouGov.

Qual agency Razor Research has recruited CLARE WARREN, who was previously with Spinach, to head up its operations function. RACHEL SIMMONS and CLAIRE WEBSTER have both joined as research managers – Simmons from Nunwood and Webster from TNS RI.

BDRC Continental has appointed RACHEL ORTON as a senior research executive where she will work on the firm’s panel of landlords and support the financial services team. She previously worked at SMRC and Foolproof.

UK-based gaming monetisation firm GamesAnalytics has appointed MARK ROBINSON as chief operating officer. His last role was at Marketing Databasics, where he led the company.

JOHN CARROLL, senior director at Ipsos MediaCT, has been named chairman of the Media Research Group committee. He will hold the post for two years.

The Mystery Shopper Providers Association in the UK has appointed Grass Roots executive director NIGEL COVER as its new president.

Consumer research agency Product Perceptions has hired SIMON HOWITT as associate director and DOMINIC BROWN and TARA WEBSTER as research executives.

SAMUEL KIM has joined US interactive agency United Future as director of web analytics. He was most recently at Ogilvy & Mather where he held the role of senior consultant for marketing analytics.

Metrix Consulting in Australia has appointed SUSAN WALL as business director. She was previously a senior account director at Synovate.

PRANAY JEYACHANDRAN has joined Incite in the UK from Synovate, where he was head of consumer business and insight. He has also worked for IMRB International and Mode Private Research.

Asian digital research agency Pulse Group has appointed LILIBETH SANGALANG as client development manager. She was previously at PSRC Philippines.

Sentiment Decision Science in the US has appointed PAUL CONNER as VP of behavioural science. Conner’s last role was founder and CEO at Emotive Analytics.

SUVADIP GHOSH MAZUMDAR has joined ad agency Leo Burnett as vice president of its Mumbai office. He previously had spells with Virgin Mobile and Quantum Market Research.

QSR International has appointed ROB CALCAGNI as general manager for the Americas and CHRIS ASTLE in the same role for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Calcagni was last at Outsell while Astle was at Cisco Systems.