Meet the team

Some juicy insights into our global bunch of melons.

Mark Squires

Mark Squires

Chief Executive

London

Mark's international experience stretches for 15 years. His aim for Watermelon was to create an agency of practitioners that could be placed into an organisation to advise, implement and deliver insightful programs.

Mark takes a hands-on approach, being involved in all of our key accounts and continues to develop Watermelon’s capabilities. He oversees each programme from a strategic viewpoint, ensuring the programme evolves over time within the changing business landscape.

Mark Barrett

Mark Barrett

Managing Director

London

Mark began his career in 2007 at Facts International, Watermelon’s sister agency, before he was hand-picked to help setup Watermelon. At Watermelon, Mark is heavily involved in large-scale VoC studies for a number of financial sector clients, from set-up to the delivery of data and reporting via online dashboards.

Mark’s experience allows him to play an integral part in the design, implementation and execution of these programmes.

Phil Corr

Phil Corr

Managing Director

London

Phil heads up all our International studies. Before joining Watermelon, Phil spent 8 years in strategic operations, most recently spending 4 years as Head of Operations for TNS New Zealand. Phil returned to the UK in 2012 with TNS running the UK Online Omnibus team.

Phil’s experience lies in delivering large scale multi-mode studies, developing online panels and creating unique online research techniques.

Sian Kerr

Sian Kerr

Managing Director

London

Sian has more than fifteen years’ research experience, specialising in the design and delivery of action based insight. An expert research practitioner, Sian leads complex research programmes across the consumer and business-to-business sectors.

Sian’s experience covers a range of both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies including online and multivariate statistical techniques. At Watermelon Sian delivers insight and engagement at every stage of our research programmes.

Richard Balls

Richard Balls

Chief Technology Officer

London

Richard began a career in market research with Nunwood in 2002, gaining extensive experience of managing large scale market research campaigns, from customer satisfaction to brand tracking campaigns, across public and private sectors. Richard has recently returned to London after spending eighteen months in our Australia office.

Richard is responsible for the development and maintenance of Watermelon’s technical offerings not only ensuring his team are delivering operational excellence, but also innovating and ensuring Watermelon stays ahead of the curve.

We build customer and employee engagement platforms. Some of our clients include:

RBS
Barclays
Anglian Water
Legal & General
Westpac
Saga