NEWS16 January 2024

Graham Farrant to retire as SRA CEO

News People UK

UK – The Social Research Association’s (SRA’s) chief executive officer Graham Farrant is to retire later this year.


Farrant joined the SRA as chief executive officer in January 2012, having previously worked at NatCen for 20 years in a variety of roles, including research director, operations director and research group head.

The SRA are actively recruiting a replacement chief executive officer to replace Farrant, who departs in summer 2024. The application deadline for the role is 24th January, with more details available here.

Ailbhe McNabola, SRA co-chair, said: “Graham has been an outstanding CEO for the SRA for so many years, and it has grown and flourished under his leadership. Income and activity have increased, the staff team has grown, and the organisation is making a bigger impact in achieving its charitable objectives.

“Those who know Graham will know that he achieved all of this with his usual modest style and strong collaborative working.”

Diarmid Campbell-Jack, SRA co-chair, added: “Graham’s hard work has been vital in steering the SRA to the successful position it finds itself in today.

“He has led the SRA superbly over his many years in charge and has been a highly respected member of the social research community. His positivity, open approach and sense of humour have been incredibly valuable.”