Insights consultancy Nature Research adds four professionals

18 November 2020 1 min. read
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Insights consultancy and market research firm Nature has in the past weeks added four new professionals to its team.

Ryan Stephens, appointed a Senior Consultant, joined the firm from McDonald’s in the United Kingdom, where he worked in the insights team. Before that, Stephens worked at System1 (formerly BrainJuicer) and Metrix Consulting. He specialises in marketing insights, branding and communications.

Matthew Hutton joined Nature as a Consultant, having previously served Kantar Colmar Brunton. He works mainly for clients in the government and not-for-profit sectors, with a focus on the transport, sustainability, education and mental health segments. 

Ryan Stephens, Matthew Hutton, Jackie Erny, Tom Antonie

Following his footsteps is Jackie Erny, who worked over four years for Kantar and Colmar Brunton (prior to the merger between the two firms). She started her career at Victoria-based market research firm BrandHook, and brings five years of experience to her Consultant role at Nature. 

Also appointed a Consultant is Tom Antonie, who joined last month from marketing research consultancy Forethought, where he worked for three years. Antonie adds experience across health insurance, pharmaceuticals, financial services, fast moving consumer goods and retail.

“The addition of so many talented new team members reflects our relentless investment in creating a great team,” said Chris Crook, Managing Partner of Nature. The growth also builds on the firm’s resilient performance over the past months – “despite an extremely difficult business environment, our business has performed strongly this year, retaining key existing clients and adding new ones.”

Founded in 2006, Nature has a team of around 35 consultants, marketers and creative designers operating from offices in Melbourne and Sydney. The firm works for blue chip clients including NAB, Coles, Mondelez, Patties Foods, Simplot and Public Transport Victoria. 

“In the coming months we will appoint a number of new additions across our offices,” concluded Crook.