30th June 2020, London: Kantar, the world’s leading data, insights and consulting company today announces the appointment of Chief Financial Officer Ian Griffiths to the newly created position of Deputy CEO. The appointment is an expanded responsibility for Mr Griffiths who will continue with his responsibilities as CFO.
The role of Deputy CEO has been created to provide continuity of leadership. In this new position, Mr Griffiths will lead Kantar’s Executive Committee in the day-to-day management of the business until a new CEO is appointed.
Commenting on the appointment, Kantar chairman Adam Crozier said: “The past months have highlighted the importance of strong leadership and continuity for every business. The new role of Deputy CEO strengthens Kantar’s operational capabilities in the short term as we navigate our own recovery from the economic crisis and in the long term as we implement our transformation agenda. As we observed when Ian joined the business in January, he brings a wealth of experience, including acting in similar roles at both ITV and EMAP, and great track record in delivering transformations and strong returns, so he is a natural fit for this expanded leadership responsibility.”
Ian Griffiths added: “In the six months since I joined Kantar, I have been genuinely inspired by our talent and the offer we take to clients, and particularly proud at how the entire Kantar team shifted up a gear to support our clients during the COVID-19 crisis. We have a great leadership team in place, and I’ll be proud to lead the business until a permanent CEO is appointed.”