Simon Crine is interim Chief Operating Officer for ESRC.

He comes from the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute where he was Director of this new research charity founded by Martin Lewis of moneysavingexpert.com.

Before that he was Director of Communications at Ofgem, the energy regulator, senior advisor to Chair of the UK Statistics Authority and the Vice Chancellor of the University of London. Public, private and not-for-profit experience included six years as Director of Corporate Affairs at Digital UK, the TV switchover company, founded by the public service broadcasters.