Our team

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Jon Priest

CEO

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Jon has worked in business intelligence for 30 years with extensive experience as a client and agency practitioner. In 1994 he founded SP Market Research Ltd and oversaw its growth to become one of the largest independently owned market-research brands in the UK. Following its sale in 2010, Jon was appointed CEO

Jon Priest

CEO

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Adele Gritten

UK Managing Director

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Adele is Joint UK Managing Director and Corporate Development MENA at Future Thinking. Adele has been in research, strategy and marketing planning roles for 20 years, having worked in media agency, research agency and client side roles during that time.

Adele Gritten

UK Managing Director

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David Griffith

CFO

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David has more than 20 years of financial expertise working with companies experiencing periods of rapid growth or change. A chartered accountant, his focus is to maximise the development of the company.

David Griffith

CFO

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Emma Jordan - Head of HR

Emma Rudd

Head of Human Resources

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Emma holds an LLM master’s degree in Employment Law and is a member of the CIPD. With 10 years’ experience in HR Management spanning the not-for-profit, Sports, Hospitality & Software sectors, Emma heads up the HR team, leading on People Management & Development in the business.

Emma Rudd

Head of Human Resources

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Ian Hext

Managing Director

Launch

Ian heads up our Launch division and has worked extensively with many well known consumer brands.

He has worked for the company for more than 25 years and has vast experience in all aspects of new product development research including Volumetric forecasting.

Ian Hext

Managing Director

Launch

t: +44 (0) 3333 208 220

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Stéphane Marder

President - France

France

Stéphane has worked in market research for more than 25 years in major French agencies. Having worked in multiple sectors in BVA for more than 10 years, he was then appointed MD of LH2 in 2010. In 2012, he took over the French office of SPA Future Thinking as CEO, turning it into one of the fastest growing agencies

Stéphane Marder

President - France

France

t: +33 (0)1 42 93 69 16

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Steve King

Managing Director

Experience

Steve specialises in customer, employee and social-engagement research across service industries that include transport, utilities, public sector and higher education. He has been with the company for more than 20 years and believes in putting the customer into the heart of decision making, linking feedback to key business performance metrics

Steve King

Managing Director

Experience

t: +44 (0)1865 336 400

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Sue Homeyard

Managing Director

Operations

With more than 25 years in the industry, Sue brings a wealth of commercial and management experience to our operations team. Having joined the company in 2013, Sue is responsible for all aspects of research operational activity and associated support across the group.

Sue Homeyard

Managing Director

Operations

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