NEWS11 April 2019

Walnut promotes three to board

News People UK

UK – The Unlimited Group’s insight agency Walnut Unlimited has appointed three new board directors to its leadership team.

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Gregor Jackson (pictured, right), research director within the agency’s specialist social research unit, ICM Unlimited, has been promoted to the board, with his role now extending to the wider Walnut business.

He will be joined on the board by Cristina de Balanzo (pictured, centre), who leads Walnut’s consultancy offering. De Balanzo was the original founder of Walnut, which was bought by the Unlimited Group (then Creston) in 2014.

Research director Chris Bland (pictured, left) has also been appointed to the board. He joined ICM in 2017, prior to which he held roles at agencies including Basis Research and Future Thinking.

Jane Rudling, managing director of Walnut Unlimited, said: “Each new director brings a unique quality to Walnut Unlimited. They have already proven themselves as cutting-edge researchers, inspirational leaders and all three are respected internally as well as by the wider insight community. We look forward to seeing what they bring to the business in their new leadership roles.”