Chris Jansen has been appointed as group chief executive officer at data and insights company Kantar.
Jansen is currently the CEO of global schools group Cognita. He was previously CEO of the Automobile Association (AA) and has held leadership roles and board positions at both British Gas and British Airways.
Jansen will start his new role in November, taking over from CFO and deputy CEO Ian Griffiths, who has been interim CEO since the departure of Alexis Nasard in April.
Kantar chair Adam Crozier commented: “Chris’s track record of building great companies, as well as his entrepreneurial and competitive spirit, further strengthens the leadership team we have been building over the past 18 months. Chris is a highly people-centric leader who understands the importance a strong culture plays in delivering outstanding results.”