Global team expansion at Brand Learning

We are delighted to announce the recent expansion of our global team with a number of senior appointments; people who bring with them a host of expertise and key skills in marketing capability development and in other business fields across a diverse range of industry sectors and geographies:

Global Business Development Team

Cathy Winsey joined Brand Learning following a role as an HR Consultant for Toyota GB. Having spent 10 years as part of the leadership team at the Lensbury (a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell), Cathy is also CIPD qualified and has varied experience as a HR generalist.

Anne Marie Kelso joins Brand Learning from the Berkeley Group where she was the Commercial Controller.  She brings strong strategic, commercial, and financial analysis skills having worked at a senior level in various sectors and qualifying as a Chartered Account in 2002 with KPMG.

Sue Jackman joins Brand Learning with a background of blue chip brand management, PR and digital management experience from both client and agency side. Having previously worked at Kraft Foods in Canada, Sue most recently managed the Redken hair colourants business for L’Oreal UK.

UK Team

Clare Tasker has over 15 years blue chip FMCG experience across brand marketing, insight, relationship marketing, sales and category management for Kraft, Cadbury, Kimberly-Clark and PepsiCo. Clare was most recently the Consumer Marketing Track Lead for Cadbury’s London 2012 Olympics Sponsorship.

Mamta Singh has over 8 years sales and marketing experience across hospitality, pharmaceuticals and business information. Mamta joined Brand Learning from Copernicus Consulting, a Global Management Consultancy where she delivered a diverse range of global projects.

Gloria Ruiz has over 6 years of experience in designing and implementing marketing strategies in order to improve brand positioning maximize profitability and increase consumer loyalty. Fluent in both Spanish and English her most recent role was Senior Brand Manager at Calvin Klein Fragrances.

Amit Singh joins Brand Learning from Cadbury India where he was previously the Brand Manager for Premium chocolates before moving into the role of Category Manager for Cocoa Beverages.

EMEA & Asia-Pacific Team

Jo Davey is a highly experienced marketer and media specialist with over 18 years of management experience, predominantly within the UK broadcasting industry.  Prior to joining Brand Learning, Jo worked with Living TV Group (formally Virgin Media TV) and ITV.

Clair Dent has over 12 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical and FMCG sectors across brand marketing, new business development, mentoring and career coaching. She joins Brand Learning from Unilever where she was most recently Brand Project Leader.

Niki Doyle has over 6 years of pharmaceutical marketing experience in various roles at GlaxoSmithKline, most recently as Senior Brand Manager. Niki was previously a Broadcast Journalist at BBC News.

Angela Tam joins Brand Learning from Heinz, where she held Brand Management roles in the Classic Soups and Infant Feeding categories.  Previously Angela has held roles at AXS and GlaxoSmithKline.

Yulia Tyan has an MBA and 6 years of marketing experience in Kazakhstan which included a Brand Manager position at Astana Motors for BMW and a Marketing Manager position for the Corporate Board.

Natasha D’Souza joins Brand Learning from Mars Chocolate UK, having worked in a variety of brand management positions on some of the UK’s leading chocolate brands. Prior to joining Mars, Natasha was a Marketing Graduate Manager at Kraft Foods working across multiple functions and categories on such global brands as Kenco, Toblerone and Oreo.

US & Latin America Team

Claudia Trujillo-Steed joins Brand Learning from the Luxottica Group, where she was the Senior Brand Manager on the Ray-Ban Brand for 5 years. Previously Claudia has also worked with Colgate-Palmolive and Unilever.

Gina Briggs joins with a wealth of senior and director level experience. After roles at L’Oreal and Travel Channel, Gina was a Senior Director with responsibility for 360° Marketing and Strategic Partnerships at Chevy Chase and was Director of Consumer Brand Marketing at Nickelodeon.

Ezequiel Sancholuz's background includes working as a consultant with Accenture and more recently at Canon as a Product Marketing Specialist in the LATAM Division.

Megan Sands comes to Brand Learning with 6 years of experience at Shell, most recently in the role of Marketing Portfolio/Pricing Manager.

Mhairi McEwan, CEO of Brand Learning, comments: 

“Brand Learning has enjoyed an average annual growth of 25% since it was established in 2000.  A key factor in our success has been the high calibre of the people who work at Brand Learning and who bring their diverse talents and a shared passion for capability-building. 

Our new team members bring with them a host of key skills in marketing and consultancy, both in national and international roles. As we grow our global footprint we will continue to look for outstanding individuals who can help us meet the needs of our global clients.”

Brand Learning’s passion is to transform the marketing capabilities and commercial performance of people, teams and organisations across the world.