David Kennedy joins Skarbek as Director of Client Delivery

15 March 2023 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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UK business consultancy Skarbek Associates has announced the appointment of David Kennedy as Director of Client Delivery. He brings more than two decades of experience to the role.

Founded in 2012, Skarbek Associates is an international strategy implementation and advisory firm, which supports clients with their growth journeys, via the successful execution of strategic initiatives. The firm’s services include planning and managing complex cross-functional projects, new product development and launch, business transformation, and assisting growth through innovation.

David Kennedy joins Skarbek to work with clients helping them to implement their growth strategies, as a Director of Client Delivery. In the role, he will draw on over 20 years of experience developing and delivering growth-enabling strategies for some of the world’s most successful healthcare, homecare and personal care brands.

David Kennedy, Director, Skarbek Associates

Having held senior roles in R&D and innovation, Kennedy was most recently employed with SC Johnson Lifestyle Brands and Reckitt. During his time there, Kennedy led on the sustainability strategy for category-leading brands and helped develop breakthrough innovation and technology strategies, ensuring consistent delivery of innovation to the market. He also has extensive experience in building and leading global teams, as well as structuring organisations and operating models across all aspects of R&D.

Speaking on the appointment, Paul Heugh, CEO of Skarbek, stated, “We are delighted to welcome David to the Skarbek team. He brings formidable experience and expertise relevant to clients’ growth from innovation needs.”

The news comes as firms across the retail, healthcare and personal care industries adapt their offerings to accommodate for falling consumer spending power. Reducing waste, and finding ways to build loyalty with discounts are among the ways firms are looking to grow revenues in spite of the present economic slowdown.