Eric is CEO of Kantar, WPP's data investment management division. 30k+ employees and $4bn+ revenues. Mix of global and local clients, working on everything from innovation and new product development to optimisation of marketing spend, customer satisfaction, cultural insights, trends, brand health, cross media measurement, ROI, marketing strategy. Brands include Kantar Added Value, Kantar Futures, Kantar Health, Kantar IMRB, Kantar Media, Kantar Millward Brown,
Kantar Public, Kantar Retail, Kantar TNS, Kantar Vermeer, Kantar Worldpanel and Lightspeed.
Previously a Main Board Director of WPP Group responsible for strategy and digital, MD of the Henley Centre and a researcher and speechwriter to The Labour Party Foreign Affairs Team in the House of Commons.
Eric has a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Trinity College Oxford and an MSc with distinction in Economics from Birkbeck College London. He is a Governor of Birkbeck College and was previously a non-executive director at DFID (the UK Government’s Department for International Development) and a Trustee of The British Museum.