NEWS26 June 2012

TRBI co-founder Ryan joins The Research Agency

Asia Pacific People

NEW ZEALAND— Colleen Ryan, the co-founder of one-time top ten UK market research agency TRBI, has joined The Research Agency in Auckland as ‘qualitative guru’.


Since leaving TRBI, Ryan has sailed around the world, written a series of diving guides for the Caribbean, run a luxury lodge in Queenstown and been chair of the Lodges of New Zealand Association.

In joining The Research Agency she will work alongside MD Andrew Lewis who worked for TRBI earlier in his career.

Ryan and her TRBI co-founder Wendy Gordon sold the company to Maritz in 1993 for an undisclosed sum. Maritz in turn sold the business a decade later to Synovate for £5.2m.