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Desirée Lopez joins the National Centre for Social Research as a Trustee

20 December 2019 | Tags: NatCen Social Research

London, UK - The National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) has appointed a new member to its Board of Trustees.

Desirée Lopez joined the Board on 1 December 2019, bringing a wealth of expertise in public affairs and social and policy research.

Desirée Lopez is Global CEO of cultural insights agency Flamingo. She was previously both CEO of Kantar Public UK (formerly TNS BMRB) and UK Executive Director of WPP’s Government and Public Sector Practice. A trained social scientist, she was formerly Director of Research at EdComs and Lecturer and Supervisor at the Institute of Education’s Centre for Longitudinal Studies. She brings an in-depth understanding of the social and policy research landscape and significant experience of shaping commercial and strategic growth.

NatCen’s Chair of Trustees, Professor Sir Robert Burgess, said: “Desirée Lopez is a welcome addition to the NatCen Board in exciting times for the organisation. Our charitable mission is to conduct research that works for society; the knowledge and experience that Desirée brings will ensure we continue to deliver on this objective.”

New Trustee Desirée Lopez said: “I am delighted to be joining NatCen’s Board of Trustees. The organisation plays a vital role in ensuring that social policy remains evidence based and well informed of the changing views and needs of citizens. I look forward to advancing this mission and contributing to the effective governance of the organisation, now and into the future.”