Peter Kellner to step down as YouGov’s President

February 15, 2016, 12:26 PM UTC

Peter Kellner is to step down as YouGov’s President on March 31. He has been President of YouGov plc since 2007 and, before that, Chairman from 2001-2007. 

Announcing his decision, Peter Kellner said: "After fifteen years as Chairman and then President of YouGov, the time has come for me to hang up my abacus. Five years ago I told Stephan that I wished to stay on for one more general election and then step down, rather than keep the same role until 2020, when I shall be 73. I shall continue to write and broadcast about politics and elections, and look forward to undertaking new projects, including with YouGov. I am proud of having played a role in its expansion from a company of ten people in one room to one that employs more than 600 people in 20 countries around the world."

Stephan Shakespeare, Founder and Group CEO of YouGov, said: "It has been a pleasure working with Peter, one of our first employees and a trusted partner for over fifteen great years. Peter has been our voice of politics as the company has grown from a small media start-up to a global market research business. We wish him the very best in his new projects and no doubt we will stay close in the future. Our Chief Scientist, Stanford Professor Doug Rivers, will now oversee the methodology, with our London political team continuing to be led by Joe Twyman and Anthony Wells."

Read Peter Kellner's blogs here

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