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Annual General Meeting 2022


It was wonderful to see everyone and hear from our special guest speaker, Katie Rigg-Smith, Chief Strategy Officer at WPP, who generously shared her story and insights about leading through change. 

I am delighted to announce the following office bearers were elected unopposed at last week’s Annual General Meeting for a one-year term:

  • George Zdanowicz, CEO, Enhance Research, elected for a fourth year as President
  • Josephine Foti, CEO, Wallis Social Research, steps up to the Vice President position after two years as Secretary
  • Sarah Wrigley, Founder & Director, Gundabluey Research, is Treasurer for the fourth year, and; 
  • Martin Filz, CEO, PureProfile is Secretary.

ADIA also welcomed the appointment and continued support of Ordinary Board members: Diane Herz, CEO, The Social Research Centre; Laura Robbie, Managing Director, YouGov; Jenny Witham, Partner, Fiftyfive5; and Simon Wake, CEO, Ipsos, who are joined by long-term committee members, Katie Ferro, CEO, CRNRSTONE and Mark Zuker, Managing Director, JWS Research. 

ADIA is pleased to announce the following newcomers to the Advisory Committee:  Erik Heller, EY Sweeney; Tim Hunter, The Red Fox Group; Tyler Forrester, Orima Research; Julie Harris, YouGov and Paul Hoger, Enactuate.

These members represent a new wave of support at the Board and Advisory level, which is central to the longevity of the Association and a testament to previous Board Member’s legacy, efforts and hard work.

Representing a broad constituency with competing needs is no easy feat. Nonetheless, the ADIA Board delivers a wealth of industry experience and represents the Association’s diverse company membership across type, size and locality. 

The Board also has the expertise to help ensure that ADIA continues to meet member needs across the full breadth of the industry, delivering relevant, reliable and accessible services for organisations of all sizes whilst maintaining excellent corporate governance and a high degree of transparency and accountability.  

I’d like to thank the members of the Board and Advisory Committee for volunteering their valuable time to ensure the stewardship of our industry body is robust and continues to bring value to all members.   

Special thanks must also go to retiring Board members Rob McLachlan, Craig Young, and Marc L’Huillier and Privacy Compliance Committee member Szymon Duniec for their long-standing service to ADIA. While it is with great sadness that we farewell these four industry statesmen all insist that they are never far away and will still be involved in some capacity (we will be sure to hold them to that!)

Sarah Campbell