Grass Roots, global specialists in employee and customer engagement solutions, has announced the appointment of John Bunting as the commercial director for the business.
Bunting, who joins Grass Roots in September, comes from Ernst & Young where he has held various positions over the last 13 years, most recently as head of business development UK & Ireland. Previously he was with Bass and Scottish & Newcastle.
Based in Grass Roots’ headquarters in Tring, Hertfordshire, Bunting will lead the company’s sales and business development efforts and will report to the group’s CEO, Richard Bandell.
Bunting will sit on the group’s board along with CEO Richard Bandell, COO Andy Lister and FD Russell Clutton, supported by a strong non-executive contingent of business and industry experts and representatives from major shareholder WPP.
This appointment supports other recent arrivals including that of Bandell and Jeremy Brown, the new leader for the events and communications division in Marlow.
Bandell is looking forward to working closely with Bunting and said: ‘’John has an excellent and proven track record alongside the vision, tenacity and passion that we are looking for in a commercial director for Grass Roots. We’re excited to welcome him on board and have him further support our talented team in order to realise our vision for growth across the company.”
Bunting is equally optimistic about his future with Grass Roots, saying: “I’m delighted to be taking on this new challenge and join the Grass Roots family. I’m looking forward to leading a winning team in the next stage of the development of this great company.”