Interbrand appoints Ward to push business opportunities

Interbrand has appointed Simon Ward to the role of business development director, a new post on the board which will look at driving new business.

Ward is former chief executive of Pleon UK, and was co-founder and managing director of consultancy Promodus.

A spokeswoman for Interbrand said the move was not part of a restructure, but was an effort to focus on business opportunities from a board level. Interbrand London chief executive Rune Gustafson says, ‘We see this as a great period of opportunity, and believe that Simon is the perfect fit to help our team maximise our growth.’

Last October, Interbrand appointed Leslie Butterfield as group chief strategy officer, with a remit to help establish a new Interbrand academy, which is set to open this year.

The academy will be based in Europe and North America and act as a permanent training facility for staff.

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