Former RSS president, Professor David Hand, is to take up the post of non-executive director at the UK Statistics Authority for three years, from 1 April 2013.
David was President of the Royal Statistical Society for two terms, 2008-09 and 2010. He is still very active in the Society, being current chair of the Society’s National Statistics Advisory Group as well as director of the Society’s National Statistics theme. He won the Royal Statistical Society’s Guy Medal in Silver in 2002 and was awarded the OBE for services to Research and Innovation in the New Year Honours in 2013.
David is joined by Carolyn Fairbairn, who is also appointed to the Statistics Authority board. Carolyn is currently a non-executive director of Lloyds Banking Group and Vitec Group plc, and a Trustee of Marie Curie Cancer Care. She was also a non-executive director of the Financial Services Authority from 2008 to 2011.
Andrew Dilnot, chair of the UK statistics Authority, said he was ‘delighted’ with the appointments. ‘Carolyn and David bring with them enormously varied professional insights from the world of statistics and the media and beyond,’ he said. ‘These will be of great benefit to us all on the Statistics Authority Board. I am very much looking forward to welcoming them both.’