Kelly Beaver is the Chief Executive of Ipsos in the UK. She has been with Ipsos for over a decade and was previously Managing Director of Ipsos’s UK Public Affairs division which supports government clients to monitor and understand public opinion, behaviours and societal trends, design public services and policies, and determining what works in achieving social and economic policy objectives.
Kelly has led a wide range of notable research programmes, including the REACT study tracking Covid-19 prevalence across England, public attitudes work ranging from the use of evidence, Brexit and vaccines, to a key piece of work with the Royal Foundation on the importance of the Early Years. Before joining Ipsos, Kelly held roles across various consultancies, including PwC and KPMG and specialised in public policy evaluation.
Kelly holds several honorary positions external to Ipsos in academia and charities. She is passionate about the use of evidence in decision-making, and her roles outside of Ipsos enable her to make a wider contribution to the social sciences discipline in promoting its use. She is a Fellow of the UK Academy for Social Sciences, a Board member of the Campaign for Social Science, a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at King’s College London and a Trustee for the Government What Works Centre for Early Intervention. She currently sits on the Advisory Panel for the Resolution Foundation’s ‘Economy 2030 Inquiry’.