Peter Kellner

Chairman, NCVO and Former President, YouGov

Biography

Peter Kellner was chairman of the pioneering online survey research company, YouGov, from 2001–7 and president from 2007–16. Peter was named as Chairman of the Year in the 2006 Quoted Companies Alliance awards.
He has written for a variety of newspapers and magazines, including the Times, Sunday Times, Independent, Observer, Evening Standard, New Statesman and Prospect. He has also been a regular contributor to Newsnight (BBC2), A Week in Politics (Channel Four), Analysis (Radio Four) and election night results programmes on television and radio. He has written, or contributed to, a variety of books and leaflets about politics, elections and public affairs. He was awarded Journalist of the Year in the British Press Awards in 1978.
Peter has also been a visiting fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, a distinguished visiting fellow at the Policy Studies Institute, London, and served as a member of committees set up by the Economic and Social Research Council to commission research into elections and social exclusion. He received a Special Recognition Award from the Political Studies Association in 2011.
Before joining YouGov, he acted as a consultant on public opinion research to a number of organisations, including the Bank of England, Corporation of London, Foreign Office, National Westminster Bank and Trades Union Congress.
Peter has also served as chair of NCVO (2016-9) and the Royal Commonwealth Society (2009-13), and as a trustee of Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and UpRising, a mentoring chairy. He is a non-executive director of the Dolma Impact Fund (investing in infrastructure development in Nepal).

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