Peter Kellner

YouGov President

Political speaker and accomplished journalist Peter Kellner currently acts as President of YouGov, an innovative service that offers the public a chance to input directly on the decisions made by the government and public services such as the NHS and social care. Based on a system of data collection YouGov strives to encourage people to participate more actively in the state institutions they rely on.

Previously a political speaker and journalist for publications such as The Sunday Times, Independent, New Statesman, Evening Standard, BBC Newsnight, BBC election programmes and Channel 4 News, Peter Kellner began his involvement with YouGov in 2001 when he became Chairman, a role he retained until becoming President in 2007. An expert on public opinion Peter Kellner published the Journalists’ Guide to Opinion Polls for the European Society for Opinion and Marketing Research and is a regular politics and keynote speaker at industry conferences and seminars across the EU.

As well as being a member of the British Polling Council‘s committee on disclosure, Peter has worked as an adviser and political speaker regarding polls and public opinion to a variety of high profile and influential organizations including the Bank of England, Foreign Office and Trades Union Congress.

With more than thirty years’ experience working in politics and political advice Peter Kellner garnered a Special Recognition award by the Political Studies Association for his work in 2011. He is a member of the National Institute of Economics and Social Research and a Trustee at the Action on Smoking and Health, as well as the Hansard Society and Upring; these vast and varied intellectual interests alongside his knowledge of politics, opinion polls, elections and political analysis have helped to make Kellner one of the most respected keynote speakers in the UK.

To book Peter Kellner as the politics speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Peter is known to cover the following topics:

  • Public Opinion
  • British Journalism & Broadcasting
  • British Elections
  • Political Analysis
  • YouGov
  • Action On Smoking