Professor Ian Diamond, Currently Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen, Ian was previously Chief Executive of the ESRC, and before that Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southampton. 
"Professor Diamond joined the ESRC in January 2003 on an initial four year appointment. He came from the University of Southampton where he was Deputy Vice-Chancellor. He had been at Southampton since 1980 as lecturer, senior lecturer and Professor. A social statistician, Ian Diamond's work has crossed many disciplinary boundaries, most notably working in the area of population but also in health, both in the developed and less developed world, in environmental noise and with local authorities.
"Ian Diamond's research has involved collaboration with many government departments including the Office for National Statistics, the Department for International Development, the Department of Transport and the Department for Work and Pensions." 
- Trustee, NatCen Social Research
- Chair, Lloyds TSB Foundation
- Trustee, WWF-UK 
- Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Population Research
- Council Member, British Academy