NEWS17 September 2009

RS Consulting shuffles leadership pack

People UK

UK— Research group Cello has named a new leadership team for its RS Consulting subsidiary and confirmed that Neil Swan is leaving the company.

Jane Shirley has been appointed chairwoman at the firm, in addition to her roles as CEO of Cello Research and joint managing director of healthcare specialist Insight Research Group.

RS Consulting’s newly-appointed joint managing directors Phil Stubington and Chris Stead will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the firm. Stead was formerly finance director at RS Consulting and Stubington led the company’s research team.

Swan (pictured), who had been serving as RS Consulting’s group managing director since March 2007, will leave the company but continue to have an advisory role with the Cello Group. A key part of his role was overseeing the merger of RS Consulting, Kudos and Consensus.

Vince Nolan, chairman of Cello Research Group, said: “Jane has played a major role in building Insight into one of the top specialist healthcare research agencies globally and she will be a great asset in leading the business into its exciting next phase. Neil has left the business in great shape and his legacy will stand RS in good stead. We wish him every success.”

On the new joint managing directors, Shirley said: “Chris and Phil combine all the necessary skills to create a uniquely powerful force in global market research. Their fellow board directors Kate Anderson and Bryan Atkin complete the team and I am confident and excited about the progressive, rigorous and exceptional service they will provide.”