Kantar makes appointments in sustainability and commercial teams

02 February 2023 Consultancy.com.au 1 min. read
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Global marketing data and analytics consultancy Kantar has made four senior appointments across its Australian sustainability and commercial teams.

In its Sustainability practice, Kantar has elevated Ryan France to leader of the wing, a remit he will combine with his brand strategy role, while Kim Ruyten has been promoted to leader of the ESG capability.

France has been with Kantar for close to two decades, having joined the Australian office in 2012 after a long stint with Kantar in Japan. Now based in Sydney, France is an Executive Director. Melbourne-based Ruyten joined Kantar in 2016, and most recently served as Head of Strategic Projects.

Ryan France, Kim Ruyten, Olly Reid, Jo Brockhurst

Kantar launched its local Sustainability practice last year, to meet “the extraordinary growth in sustainability work we’re doing across Australia,” said Kantar Australia’s Managing Director Jon Foged. “We help clients with meaningfully defining and powerfully activating their sustainability and brand strategy.”

Meanwhile, in its Commercial team, Olly Reid has joined as Head of Business Development and Jo Brockhurst has been promoted to Client Engagement Director.

Bringing 20 years of experience including 15 with Kantar, Reid returns to Australia from London to take on a key role in the Australian leadership team. “Bring back in Australia feels like coming home. Australia holds a leading position as a hotbed of building great brands, and I’m incredibly excited to support client growth, leverage my global brand experience and get to know the best and brightest brand leaders and gamechangers in Australia,” he said.

Brockhurst has been with Kantar since 2020, and brings 15 years of experience in customer experience, media measurement, communications and brand research to the role. “I look forward to connect clients with our fabulous experts and being challenged to think on my feet to solve our challenges differently and strategically.”