March 2013 - TNS has today announced the appointment of Ernst & Young partner, Richard Ingleton as its new CEO. Richard joins the business on 1st July and will take over from Eric Salama who has combined the role with his leadership of Kantar.
Richard has led the global customer practice at E&Y for the past five years and the global marketing effectiveness practice at Accenture prior to that. He has also held roles at Virgin and Tata.
Eric Salama, Kantar CEO, said: “I'm thrilled that Richard is joining. I knew he was the right person for us from our very first meeting. He has had tremendous impact with clients, built a strong team and grown the practice globally and has generated tremendous loyalty. I have no doubt that our people and clients will benefit from his leadership.”
Richard Ingleton said: “Over the past few years my clients have shown more and more interest in the value that comes from insight, research and big data. TNS is fantastically well-placed to do something special in this space – and that's why I'm so keen to join.”