Tamara Ingram joins WPP's Kantar division
1 September, 2003
Tamara Ingram, former CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi and of McCann-Erickson in UK, is joining Kantar, WPP's Insight, Information and Consultancy Division.
She will be President of insight companies Added Value, Fusion 5 and Henley Centre. The CEOs of those three companies - Paul McGowan and Charles Broome at Added Value, Dave Moran at Fusion 5, Sian Davies at Henley Centre (and until her return from maternity leave, Henley Chairman and interim CEO Martin Hayward) - will report into Tamara. She in turn will report into Kantar CEO, Eric Salama.
The move builds on the complementary offer of the three companies and their desire to internationalise their offers. All three companies have, in recent years, successfully focused on making their insights actionable by clients and agencies. Ingram's arrival will help take that a step further.
Tamara Ingram said: "In an ever increasingly competitive world, those companies that succeed are those that make use of unique insights. I am delighted to be working with three leading edge organisations that help clients transform their business this way."
Eric Salama said: "I'm thrilled. We've got some of the best companies around, we're ambitious for them and we are willing to invest in order to stay ahead. Tamara is one of the most talented people in the industry and will be a huge catalyst in taking our companies to another level. She knows what clients need to make best use of work carried out on their behalf and how to build enduring relationships with them."