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Professor Sir Ian Diamond

Professor Sir Ian Diamond became the chair of the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) in August 2018.

Sir Ian, who was knighted in 2013 for his services to social science and higher education, was the Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen until 31 July 2018. He currently holds the following non-executive roles:
•Chair of British Universities and Colleges Sport
•Deputy Chair and Chair of the Audit Committee, Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)
•Chair of Department for International Development (DFID) Research Advisory Group
•Trustee, Population Investigation Committee
•Chair of Council for Mathematical Sciences
•Chair of Edinburgh College of Further Education
•Chair of Plan International UK
•Board Member, UK Research and Innovation
•Board Member, UK Statistics Authority
•Board Member, University of Aberystwyth