MRS has announced the creation of a Senior Client Council with representatives from finance, FMCG, retail, media, automotive, technology, telecoms and government.

The Council will help provide collective coherent senior client leadership to support the MRS in two main areas:

  • Creating a contemporary vision and position for the insight and research sector outside the marketing ‘silo’, and positioning it as a major corporate driver of change and growth
  • Providing encouragement to ensuring the sector is fit for purpose as an employer, demonstrating best practice on inclusion, ethical standards and professionalism.

The Council will input into MRS sector-wide initiatives like Intelligence Capital™ and the development of new services and products that target client practitioners.

Jane Frost, CEO, MRS said: ”The formalisation of the Council is an opportunity created by MRS to provide a platform for senior clients to provide visible collective inspiration and example to the research and insight sector. The existence of this group underlines the UK’s position as a world leader in this field.”

Stan Stanunathan, chair of the Council and Executive Vice President, Consumer & Market Insights, Unilever said: “I look forward to continuing to work with MRS alongside this impressive line-up of insight professionals all of whom will bring their experience to help us shape a collective vision for the sector that responds to the transformation that is taking place across all markets.”

The MRS Senior Client Council includes: Stan Sthanunathan (chair), Unilever; Colette Noe, Pladis; Tim Warner, Pepsico; Helen Bass, Diageo; Catherine Hunt, Cabinet Office; Stuart McDonald, Centrica;  Rufus Radcliffe, ITV; Harry Davies, Google; Zoe Ruffels, Samsung; Liz Lamb, ASDA; Tim Hulbert, Barclays; Paddy Barwise, London Business School; Jessica Salmon, Telefonica; Claire Rainey, Telefonica; Joanne Pearson, Jaguar Landrover.

Find out more about the Council here. 

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