MRS has announced that Nick Baker, UK CEO of Savanta, has been elected chair designate. He will transition to chair in a year when the current chair Phyllis Macfarlane’s term expires.


“I am really excited to work with Phyllis Macfarlane and the current MRS Board on some important programmes we have already set in train - continuing the fantastic work on inclusion, governance  and standards.

Also, the development of our broader agenda through the MRS Delphi Group  - exploring issues like bias - will be central to the work I will do in the role as chair. Of utmost importance will be ensuring we remain relevant as the preeminent voice of the industry in the UK.”

Nick Baker

UK CEO, Savanta

Jane Frost, CEO of MRS said: "I have worked with Nick both as a client whilst I was at HMRC and on the MRS Board, so I know that he is clever , committed and demands high quality. I am delighted that he will take on this role at a challenging time as we develop the MRS services to fit with the changes to the profession."  

Phyllis Macfarlane, chair of MRS Main Board and Global Training Director at GFK said: "I’m extremely pleased to have Nick as chair designate - he’s done a great job as a Main Board member over the last 5 years, so is perfectly qualified for the role, and I very much look forward to working with him to take the MRS Strategy forward over the next 12 months - we’ll make a very good team".

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