NEWS20 January 2012

People on the move

People UK

All the latest appointments and promotions in the global market research industry, including news from FreshMinds Research, Dunnhumby, Product Perceptions, Sundance London and more.

Rosaleen Goldrick and Ross Antrobus have joined FreshMinds Research in the UK as head of the consumer goods and gaming team and head of the retail and automotive team. Goldrick joins from HPI UK while Antrobus was last at Nunwood.

UK qual agency Spinach has appointed Sarah Calver as senior account manager and Richard Galt as account manager. Calver was last at Essential Research while Galt was at Leo Burnett. The firm has also welcomed back account director Helen Taylor from maternity leave.

Louise Hawley has joined Nunwood as qual account director in the UK. The firm has also appointed Danielle Baxter as senior client consultant and Margot Shatz as qual insight manager.

In the US, Perception Research Services has promoted Jonathan Asher to EVP and director of account management. He joined the firm in 2008.

Pushp Kamal has been appointed vice president of research at Symphony Advanced Media. He has previously worked for Research International, Ipsos ASI and Millward Brown.

In the UK, Jane A’Court has been given the new role of director of global face-to-face programmes at Ipsos. She was previously joint MD of operations.

Audrey Bell has joined Product Perceptions as operations director. She was previously MD at Fieldwork UK.

US-based e-commerce platform Payvment has hired Jennifer Silverstein as senior director of data insights. She was previously at social game firm Kabam.

Dunnhumby in the US has appointed Yael Cosset as global chief information officer. He is currently CEO of Dunnhumby subsidiary KSS Retail.

Peter Massey has joined US-based digital marketing firm [x+1 ] as president and COO. He was previously CFO at WPP-owned agencies JWT and Ogilvy & Mather.

Branding agency Sundance London has taken on Richard Gush as project director. He joins the company from Basis Research.

Research International’s managing director in New Zealand, Colin Yee, is to resign at the end of the month.

US online community builder Passenger has hired Hal Wendel as vice president of sales and business development.