The ESRC has today announced that one of its longest-serving senior members of staff, Phil Sooben, Director of Policy and Resources and Deputy Chief Executive, will be leaving in June 2017 to take up the position of CEO at the Political Studies Association

Phil said "I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the ESRC and it is with some regret and sadness that I will leave the organisation after more than 28 years. I have worked with so many enthusiastic and professional colleagues and fantastic friends, and it will be difficult to say goodbye - but this position is the perfect opportunity at the right time and I did not want to let it pass by.

It is a privilege to be moving to the Political Studies Association and I am looking forward to joining them in the summer."