The West Medal


The West Medal was established in memory of the chartered statistician John Howard West. It is awarded every three years for outstanding contributions to the development or communication of official statistics.

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

2018 recipient: Jill Leyland

The medal was last awarded in 2018 to Jill Leyland. Jill has wide experience of using official statistics in her work as a business economist and statistician and has provided extensive support to the Royal Statistical Society over many years as it developed its strategy on official statistics, most notably in connection with proposed new statistical legislation and governance arrangements.