NEWS7 May 2013

TNS’s Judith Passingham to join Ipsos in 2014

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UK — Judith Passingham, TNS’s chief executive for Northern and Eastern Europe, is set to join Ipsos next year in an as-yet-unspecified role, Research has learned.

She will take up her new role in January 2014. When asked to comment on what her role would be, Ipsos CEO Didier Truchot said only that: “2014 is far from now.”

Passingham started her MR career in 1983 on the BMRB graduate recruitment programme. She has been in her current role at TNS since January 2010. Prior to that she was CEO of TNS Europe Custom for three years and managing director of TNS Worldpanel for six.

TNS said in a statement: “Judith has made a tremendous contribution over her 25 years with the company and we wish her all the best. We are not planning to replace her at this stage.”