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Sir Terry Leahy joins Starcount board

By Business & Finance
10 February 2014
Sir Terry Leahy, B&F Awards 2013
Pictured at the 2013 Business & Finance Awards were: Shaun Murphy, KPMG; Sir Terry Leahy, recipient of the Outstanding Achievement in Business Award; Ian Hyland, Business & Finance.

Sir Terry Leahy, the former CEO of Tesco and recent honouree at the Business & Finance Awards 2013, has been appointed chairman of Starcount’s client council, Star Chamber, following  Leahy’s  investment into the company.

The appointment will see Leahy reunited with his former Tesco Clubcard colleagues, Clive Humby and Edwina Dunn. In August 2013, founder and group CEO of Starcount Drew Thomson announced the acquisition of H&D Ventures, the business owned by Humby and Dunn, in a move which saw the husband-and-wife duo take a stake in Starcount and seats on the board as executive directors.

Following his appointment, Leahy commented: “Just as retailers had to revolutionise their customer engagement practices in the 1990s, brands today are faced with the unique challenges and opportunities presented by social media.

“Starcount is leading the way in social media insight and engagement, changing the old model of marketing for brands across digital platforms. It’s fantastic to join Clive and Edwina on the board at such an exciting time for the business and I look forward to building long term commercial partnerships through Star Chamber.”