The Chambers Medal


The Chambers Medal is named after Sir Paul Chambers, a former president (1964-65) of the Society and chairman of Imperial Chemical Industries. It is awarded every three years to a fellow, who has not held or been elected to the office of President, for outstanding services to the Society.

Nominations for 2021 have now closed and we’ll be announcing the recipients early next year.

2017 recipient: Scott Heald

The Chambers Medal for outstanding contributions to the Royal Statistical Society was awarded to Scott Heald as chair of the Remuneration and Staffing Committee, for guiding the Society through a time of organisational change and revolutionising interactions with staff. Characteristically, Scott’s whole approach was one of openness and transparency, gaining the respect of the staff even when delivering unwelcome messages. He ensured the best possible deal for all staff within the constraints on the Society and contributed outstandingly to its stability and positive culture.