TNS ANNOUNCES NEW GLOBAL HEAD OF TECHNOLOGY
London, UK, 3 October 2006 – Matthew Froggatt has been appointed as Global Sector Head of TNS’ Technology division with immediate effect. Based in London, he will be responsible for driving forward the global business and developing innovative technology solutions to meet evolving client needs. His role will include responsibility for managing TNS’ global technology client portfolio and coordinating the growth of the sector as part of TNS’ central drive for innovation, expertise and service excellence.
Matthew has played a major role in TNS’ business development during his career, as well as holding several different research positions including European Product Development Manager. Previously Group Managing Director of NFO Bonhill Street, he took on the role of Managing Director for Specialist Markets when TNS acquired the NFO business. In this position Matthew was pivotal in the integration of key business sectors including the IT & Telecoms divisions. He has recently been responsible for running TNS’ UK custom graduate programme, demonstrating his dedication to people development within TNS. Matthew’s thirteen years at the company have seen him work with major technology clients including Microsoft, IBM and BT.
David Lowden, TNS Chief Executive, said: “Matthew has an excellent track record as a strong business leader with a deep understanding of the strategic issues that drive technology clients' research needs. I am confident that he will make a success of this challenging role. What were once the distinct markets of Telecoms, IT, entertainment and media are rapidly converging, and this mobility within the technology sector is becoming increasingly critical for our clients. We are dedicated to helping them identify the main trends affecting their businesses and translate these into insights that have a real impact.”
Matthew Froggatt will replace Tacis Gavoyannis who has left TNS to pursue other interests.