ICON has appointed Robert Howie Jr. as its chief marketing officer from the Palladium Group, a management consultancy focused on strategy execution.

Howie is a seasoned executive with a strong background in marketing, business development, market research, publishing and communications.

Prior to Palladium, Howie held senior management positions at ISS Corporation, DMR Group, Yankee Group, Exxon Office Systems and Houghton Mifflin Company.

He holds baccalaureate and master’s degrees from Boston College.

“I’m delighted to welcome Rob to ICON,” said Ciaran Murray, chief executive of ICON. “Rob has demonstrated exemplary marketing leadership and strategy execution in a variety of industries which will be of great benefit to ICON as we look to strengthen our competitive positioning. ICON’s brand is built around industry leading insight, world-class innovation and award-winning performance and I look forward to Rob helping us build on these foundations.”