NEWS27 January 2010

Progressive names Fraser as managing director

People UK

UK— Louise Fraser has been appointed managing director at Scottish independent research agency Progressive, replacing Mark Cuthbert after 10 years in the role.

Cuthbert has left the firm “to pursue other interests”, according to a statement from the firm. It is not known if he has another role lined up. He had been on garden leave since the end of December.

His replacement, Fraser, has been with the firm for the past six years, the last three of which she has spent as head of the executive team.

Before joining the agency Fraser (pictured top) worked as research manager at the Royal Bank of Scotland.

The firm has also hired Frances Dobson (pictured bottom) as research director. She was previously research manager at the Tenant Services Authority.

Group managing director Carole Oag said: “I believe the team we now have in place puts us in a tremendous position to build on our success and continue to provide an excellent research service to our clients across a broad range of sectors.”