In the UK, b2b media group Emap International has appointed Duncan Painter as its new CEO, replacing David Gilbertson, who stepped down in May. Painter is currently MD of customer intelligence provider Sky IQ and previously led consulting group ClarityBlue.
Duncan, 41, has spent two years at Sky IQ, a BskyB subsidiary which provides the broadcaster and other firms with customer intelligence services. He was CEO of customer intelligence firm ClarityBlue, and led its MBO in 2003 prior to its acquisition
by Experian in 2006, when he became Global Product Leader at Experian Marketing Services. He worked earlier as European Systems Integration Director for Hitachi Data Systems. Duncan’s start date at Emap will be announced in due course.
Emap, whose ultimate holding company is jointly owned by Guardian Media Group and funds advised by Apax Partners, is online at www.emap.com
Irina Hemmers, Chairman of Emap and a partner at Apax, says Painter’s extensive experience of leading successful B2B and data companies made him ‘the stand-out candidate for the role’.