The Board of Directors of the Canadian Research Insights Council (CRIC) is pleased to announce that John Tabone has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. John served as CRIC’s Chief Administrative Officer since August 2019 and, since then, he has helped the organization grow to 74 corporate members and launch key programs and services including the CRIC Accredited Agency review, the Research Verification Service, the Size of the Industry survey, the CRIC Public Opinion Research Standards and Disclosure Requirements, numerous virtual events, and important industry advocacy initiatives.
“Since mid-2019 John has played an instrumental role in growing and managing CRIC, and has been an effective advocate for the industry,” stated Gary Bennewies, Chair of the CRIC Board and CEO of Ipsos in Canada. “Due to John’s tireless efforts, in just three years, CRIC has solidly established itself as the voice of the research, insights, and analytics industry in Canada and globally.”
John previously worked for 19 years at the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada and its predecessor the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, where his responsibilities included insights and value-added member services. Following his tenure at CPA Canada, John founded Converge Loyalty, a marketing consultancy that helps organizations develop insights-based strategies that drive loyalty.