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Foged Replaces Kullman as Kantar Australia Chief

February 28 2018

In Australia, marcoms group WPP AUNZ has promoted Jon Foged to the role of Chief Executive Officer, Kantar Australia, replacing Tania Kullmann who is taking a sabbatical to focus on her family.

Jon FogedWPP AUNZ was formed in 2016, following the marcoms giant's acquisition of a controlling stake in STW Communications. Agencies in its Data Investment Management (DIM) group include Phuel, Human, Buchanan, Beyond Analysis, Kantar Millward Brown, Kantar TNS (Australia and NZ), Kantar Vermeer, Kantar Colmar Brunton (Australia and NZ), AMR and ORU.

In his new role, Foged will lead Kantar's Australian businesses (Millward Brown and TNS), relocating permanently from Singapore where he was Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer for APAC, and CEO of Kantar Vietnam, Myanmar and Cambodia. He began his career with the group in Australia, initially leading the Motorola account in both regional and global roles, going on to head up the TNS Melbourne office. He later relocated to Asia to become the MD of the Kantar TNS Singapore business.

CEO Mike Connaghan comments: 'Jon is a seasoned CEO with a proven track record and is both very people-oriented and client-driven. He will no doubt continue the legacy of success that the Kantar Group has achieved in this market. We have a very strong desire to continue working with Tania. We highly value the kind of talent that she has brought to our business and we will be exploring opportunities that will allow us to benefit from her wisdom and leadership on an ongoing basis'.

Web site: www.wppaunz.com .

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