Clare Bradshaw joins market research firm Fiftyfive5 as COO

05 December 2021 2 min. read
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Market research consultancy Fiftyfive5 has bolstered its leadership team with Clare Bradshaw, who has joined the firm’s board of directors as chief operations officer.

A Chartered Accountant by background, Clare Bradshaw has worked in professional services for close to two decades, with nearly all of that experience gained at EY. After starting with the Big Four giant in the United Kingdom, she moved to Australia in 2008 – mainly for the outdoors lifestyle. “I enjoy being outdoor, nature and yoga, running and hiking.”

Most recently at EY, she was Finance & Operations Director for the Strategy & Transactions division, and before that, she led the firm’s Financial Planning & Analysis practice and worked as a dealmaker in the transactions team.

Clare Bradshaw, Chief Operations Officer, Fiftyfive5

“Clare combines her love of numbers and analysis with a strong knowledge of business operations to develop strategy, optimise process and deliver profitable growth,” said Fiftyfive5 CEO Mark Sundquist. “Her deep understanding of building strong commercial platforms for fast growing professional services businesses will help us work towards our growth ambition.”

Commenting on her new challenges, Bradshaw (who is based in the Sydney office) said: “With almost 20 years experience in EY, with the bulk of that focussed on running the financial and operational aspects of the Strategy & Transactions business, I’m excited to bring my learnings to the market research industry.”

The appointment comes at a time of rapid growth for Fiftyfive5, a research consultancy with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and Singapore. Over the past six months, the firm hired close to 40 new professionals into its ranks, lifting its headcount to almost 200 company members.

“It’s exciting to join Fiftyfive5 at such an exciting stage in their growth journey. I will be focussed on continuing to ensure everyone at Fiftyfive5 is supported to learn and develop, recruiting to support demand and ensuring that we have a commercial platform and strategy to drive our business into the future,” said Bradshaw.

Meanwhile, Fiftyfive5 has added to its list of recognitions this year, having been named market research agency of the year by Research Society and a finalist in two Australian Marketing institute categories; market and consumer research and insight driven marketing.