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Bastion Insights appoints Steven Howlett as managing director

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Australia – Insights consultancy company Bastion Insights has recently announced the appointment of Steven Howlett as its new managing director

He will be leading Bastion’s Melbourne and Sydney insights teams and is expected to bring his 20 years of industry experience to the role.

Prior to joining Bastion Insights, Howlett held the role of executive director of commercial excellence at data, insights, and consulting company Kantar. He was also a partner at the global brand consulting agency Hall & Partners.

“What appealed to me most about joining the business, is that Bastion Insights provides a great mix of commercial, social, government and cross-cultural insights,” said Howlett.

He added, “Providing expert and considered advice to help every sector of the Australian economy. Couple this with being a part of Australasia’s largest independent marketing and communications group, the Bastion Think Wide strategy is exciting and market leading.”

Jack Watts, CEO of Bastion, also said, “It is terrific to have someone of Steven’s calibre and experience come on board to lead our Insights consultancy offering.”

He further explained, “Steven has made an immediate impact with our team and clients, and I look forward to this continuing as we work to grow our capabilities across commercial and brand clients, cross-cultural insights as well as nation changing government and social behavioural change campaigns.”

Bastion has also previously appointed Simon Langley as its chief creative officer, as well as Elliot Giakalis as Bastion Reputation’s principal consultant for media and public affairs.

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