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BARB personnel

22 October 2010

Following the promotion of Simon Bolus from Research Manager to Research Director, replacing Tony Wearn (as reported in the March Bulletin) new staff have been recruited to the research function at BARB.

Joe Lewis joined BARB from GfK NOP Media as Research Manager in June. Previous to that he was Research Manager at AGB Nielsen Media Research. Joe has specialist skills in audience measurement, reporting and analysis and will play an important role in BARB’s dialogue with its stakeholders. Sarah Espino joined BARB from AGB Nielsen Media Research as Research Coordinator in April.

The BARB Office October 2010

Chief ExecutiveBjarne Thelin
Finance DirectorNigel McLachlan
Accounts AdministratorGeoff Snell
PA to Chief Executive and Finance DirectorLynne O'Neill
Research DirectorSimon Bolus
Research ManagerJoe Lewis
Research CoordinatorSarah Espino
Commercial DirectorSuzanne Wilkinson
Client Relations CoordinatorSarah Mowbray

Nigel Walmsley serves as Chairman of BARB in a non-executive capacity.

BARB said a fond farewell to Tony Twyman at a lunch in September to mark his retirement at the end of the year, after over fifty years working in television audience research. His contribution to BARB as Consultant Technical Director has been invaluable and we wish him a long and fulfilling retirement.