NEWS18 May 2021

Kantar Public hires former ONS deputy director

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UK – Kantar’s public policy advisory division, Kantar Public, has appointed Ben Humberstone, formerly of the Office for National Statistics (ONS), as head of populations studies in the UK.

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Humberstone (pictured) will lead Kantar Public UK’s national statistics and longitudinal studies team and will design and deliver research studies for national and local governments and non-governmental organisations.

Before joining Kantar Public, Humberstone was deputy director, head of health analysis and life events at the ONS.

Other roles held by Humberstone at the ONS include head of population statistics and programme director for the census transformation programme.

Craig Watkins, chief executive of Kantar Public UK, said: “Ben will help drive the next stage of innovation and growth for our national statistics team in the UK.

“His extensive background in population studies and national statistics brings our clients deep expertise in creating the whole-population evidence needed to inform contemporary public policy in Britain.”