A London-based social video company has announced the appointment of a new CEO.

AIM-listed Brave Bison, which boasts clients including P&G, Shell, PUMA and Hyundai, will see Kate Burns assume the role with immediate effect.

Burns succeeds Claire Hungate, who has left the company.

Burn is currently a Venture Partner at Hambro Perks, an investment firm, and has held a range of roles at Google during her 6 years at the company. She was their first employee outside the United States, rising to Regional Director for the UK, Ireland and Benelux.

Before joining Hambro Perks, Kate was CEO of AOL Europe, following which she joined BuzzFeed as European General Manager.

“I am delighted to become Chief Executive of Brave Bison. Having held key senior roles at leading digital companies such as AOL and Google, I am well positioned and excited to take Brave Bison to a new level of success, by building on our existing strategy and exploring new areas of innovation,” said Burns.

Sir Robin Miller, Chairman of Brave Bison, added: "I am delighted we have secured the services of someone whose experience and track record in this market is second to none and whose business acumen is well proven.

“The fact that Kate has taken leadership of the Company from a non-executive position demonstrates she is highly confident about the potential of our business.”

The Board thanked Hungate for her contribution to the company.