According to a press release, Astrid Wissenburg has been appointed as the interim chief executive of the Economic and Social Research Council.
Wissenberg takes over from Ian Diamond who is moving on to be VC at Aberdeen. She joined the ESRC in 2003 as Director of Communications and Information. Previous to that, she had a varied academic career in London, Glasgow and her home country of the Netherlands. Wissenberg was assistant-director of Information Services and Systems at King's College London before joining the ESRC.