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Kerris Bright, Ideal Standard

Dr. Kerris Bright was recently announced Chief Marketing Officer at Ideal Standard International, a leading provider of innovative and design-driven bathroom solutions. Bright will lead Ideal Standard International’s Strategic Marketing organization focused on branding and strategy, innovation, insights and research, segment marketing, marketing services and planning as well as capability development.

Kerris joins Ideal Standard International from British Airways where she was Head of Global Marketing. Prior to that she was Chief Marketing Officer for AkzoNobel’s global Decorative Paints business where she led the integration of the Marketing function following their acquisition of ICI Paints in 2008 where she had been CMO since 2006.

During her time as CMO for AkzoNobel and ICI Paints, Kerris transformed the marketing function from a multi-local to global brand building organisation. Her contribution was recognised by the Marketing Society Awards for Excellence for International Brand Development, Brand Communications and Marketing Capability Building for which AkzoNobel was awarded the Grand Prix in 2008.

Kerris joined ICI Paints in 2001 as UK Marketing Director responsible for the Dulux brand and began her marketing career in 1991 with Unilever where she held a number of senior marketing and general management roles in Quest International and Unipath Limited.

Kerris is a Fellow and Board member of the Marketing Society and has a degree in Biology and a PhD in Molecular Neuroscience.

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