Former RSS President gains new post at UK Statistics Authority

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  • Author: Statistics Views
  • Date: 05 April 2013
  • Copyright: Photograph appears courtesy of Professor David J Hand

Former RSS President David Hand is to take up the post of non-Executive Director of the UK Statistics Authority starting from this month.

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Professor Hand was named in the New Year’s Honours List and was awarded an OBE for services to research and innovation. He was President of the Royal Statistical Society from 2008-2009 and again in 2010 when Bernard Silverman stepped down to take on his new governmental post. He has served on a number of research councils over the years including the Office for National Statistics Methodology Advisory Committee, UK Strategic Forum for the Social Sciences, and currently the ONS Measuring National Wellbeing Technical Advisory Group. He is also now Chief Scientific Advisor at Winton Capital Management and Professor of Statistics in the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College, as well as Head of the Statistics Section and Associate Head (Research) of the Department.

According to RSS News (28th March 2013), Professor Hand’s appointment coincides with that of Carolyn Fairbairn, non-executive director at Lloyds Bank who will also assume the same role with the Authority.

An interview with Professor Hand will be appearing on StatisticsViews.com soon.

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