Kelly Beaver
Kelly Beaver

Chief Executive, Ipsos UK and Ireland

Kelly Beaver is Chief Executive of Ipsos in the UK and Ireland, one of the largest and most innovative research organisations in the UK. With over 2,000 specialist research, operational, and advisory employees across 12 offices, Ipsos delivers reliable information and true understanding of Society, Markets and People. Kelly has been with Ipsos for over a decade. Previously, she was 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 to determine what works in achieving social and economic policy objectives. In addition to her role at Ipsos, she also holds several honorary positions external to Ipsos in academia and charities.

Kelly is a regular commentator in the national press and broadcast media. She is experienced at presenting to senior audiences on public and business leader opinion, as well as societal and consumer trends across a range of topics including trust, gender equality, employee engagement, leadership, and many others. She was awarded an MBE in June 2022 as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to academia, research and the COVID-19 response, and was named in the Female FTSE Board Report – 100 Women to Watch 2022.

Kelly, who is originally from Northern Ireland, now lives in North London with her husband, and daughter Charlotte.