Simon Chadwick is the Managing Partner of Cambiar, a management consulting company dedicated to the market research industry. Before founding Cambiar in 2004, Simon was Global CEO of NOP World, a $400 million market research and consulting company. In this role, he was responsible for creating a cohesive global group out of nine highly distinctive and successful research companies in the UK, U.S., Europe and Asia. Before joining NOP, Simon ran a number of research companies within Kantar.
Simon is active in the leadership of the market research and marketing industries; he was 2004 Chair of CASRO (the Council of American Survey Research Organizations) and was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Marketing Science Institute. He and his colleagues at Cambiar are prolific authors and commentators on the research profession and recently launched the Future of Research (FoR) annual study of trends in the industry.
In addition to his role at Cambiar, Simon is Editor-in-Chief of Research World, ESOMAR’s global magazine, and serves on the Board of Directors of a number of research-related companies.
Simon is a Fellow of the Market Research Society. He holds an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University, England and has done post-graduate studies at both Columbia and Harvard business schools in Change Management and Strategic Management.