Due to ill-health Dr Liz Nelson OBE, has stepped down as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Archive of Market and Social Research (AMSR). Professor Patrick Barwise, the current Vice-Chairman, will succeed her.
Patrick (Paddy) Barwise is Emeritus Professor of Management and Marketing at London Business School. He joined the School in 1976 after an early career at IBM and has published widely on management, marketing and media.
Liz Nelson, with John Downham and Geoffrey Roughton, were the founding triumvirate who met in November 2014, to form an organisation that would rescue valuable historical material relating to market and social research. Liz has been untiring in her work for the Archive, and her knowledge, enthusiasm and energy have contributed uniquely to its success.
AMSR warmly welcomes Professor Barwise as Chairman of the Board. In his distinguished career he was inter alia a visiting fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford University (2011–2014), Chairman of Which? (2010–2015) and specialist advisor to House of Lords Select Committee on Communications Inquiry into the regulation of TV advertising (2010–2011). He has been Vice-chairman of AMSR since 2018.