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The Market Research Society (MRS)

March 14 2013

Richard SilmanIpsos’ CEO of Global Media Richard Silman has been appointed Chair Designate of the Market Research Society (MRS), and will move to the role of Chairman when former GfK NOP Head Phyllis MacFarlane’s term ends in April 2014.

Silman, who has more than 25 years’ MR industry experience, joined Ipsos UK in 2001, prior to which, he held numerous senior positions at BMRB. He will replace McFarlane, who took over the role of Chairman last April.

The MRS has also re-elected independent consultant Geoff Gosling and Cobalt Sky MD Raz Khan as Board members, while Halfords’ Head of Insight Debbie Preston becomes a new Board member.

Jane Frost, MRS CEO, comments on this year’s voting process: ‘I am pleased to see yet another increase in turnout this year, which is down to both the quality and number of candidates and the vigour with which they campaigned on social media. Richard Silman, as our new Chair Designate, brings his extensive knowledge of both the sector and of CSR.’

Web site: www.mrs.org.uk .