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NEWS7 March 2013

Richard Silman elected MRS chair-designate

People UK

UK — Ipsos’s Richard Silman has been elected chair-designate of the Market Research Society.

Silman, who is head of CSR within Ipsos MediaCT, will take up his role in April. He’s set to transition to chairman a year later when current chair Phyllis MacFarlane’s term expires.

Independent consultant Geoff Gosling and Raz Khan, owner of Cobalt Sky, have been re-elected as main members while Halfords head of insight Debbie Preston is a new addition to the board.

The election attracted eight candidates in total, with an increase in turnout to 18.9% of the 4,192 eligible voters.