Ipsos MORI, a leading market research company, has announced the elevation of Kelly Beaver as the new Chief Executive of the UK and Ireland businesses. The latest move comes after Ipsos announced that Ben Page would move on to become the new CEO of the company as of 15th November 2021. Kelly would succeed him in managing the UK & Ireland business.
Before the elevation, Kelly was the Managing Director for Public Affairs in the UK with Ipsos MORI for over a decade, during which time she has established and grown businesses and fostered high performing cultures. Most recently she has led notable programmes including the REACT study tracking COVID-19 prevalence across England and more. Prior to joining Ipsos, Kelly held roles across various consultancies including PwC and KPMG.
Ben Page said of her on her appointment,“Kelly is a passionate, experienced and entrepreneurial leader with a proven track record of delivering dynamic business growth, alongside being a fantastic external commentator and leader to her teams. I am confident she will ensure the business goes from strength to strength.”
Kelly’s extensive portfolio also includes a Fellow of the UK Academy for Social Sciences, a Board member for the Campaign for Social Sciences, a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at King’s College London and a Trustee for the Government What Works Centre for Early Intervention.
On her appointment, Kelly Beaver said, “It is a privilege to have been appointed to lead such a strong and vibrant business. I am looking forward to continuing to deliver value to our clients and diversifying what we can offer them. I am deeply committed to further driving inclusion and diversity throughout the organisation and to attracting and nurturing our talent.”