Following an open process, we are delighted to announce the following new appointments to and roles in the PSA’s Executive Committee:


Dr Andy Mycock, Vice-Chair

We congratulate Andy (Chief Policy Fellow, Yorkshire and Humber Policy Engagement and Research Network, University of Leeds) on becoming the PSA’s Vice-Chair for 2023/24. As well as supporting our Chair, Dr Rose Gann, Andy will be leading on engaging our membership on the PSA’s future strategic direction. On his appointment Andy said: ‘I am proud to accept the invitation to become PSA Vice-Chair for 2023/24. I have been a member of the PSA throughout my academic career, and it has provided me with a unique sense of professional and personal community. I look forward to working with the Executive Committee and our wonderful membership in shaping the PSA's future strategic direction. More details about this important work will be released over the next few months, and I am keen to hear from you all.’ | @andymycock1 |


Professor Stefan Wolff, Honorary Treasurer

We congratulate Stefan (Professor of International Security and Head of the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham) on becoming the PSA’s Honorary Treasurer. Stefan will join Rose, Andy, Honorary Secretary Professor John Craig, and Chief Executive Michelle Doyle Wildman on the PSA’s Senior Leadership Team. Commenting on his appointment, Stefan said: ‘I feel honoured to serve as the PSA’s Treasurer. Having been a member of the organisation for a quarter of a century since my graduate days at the LSE, this will be a great opportunity to give something back to the PSA and contribute to making sure that future generations of colleagues can benefit as much from the support and opportunities of the organisation as I have.’ | @stefwolff


Dr David Jeffery, Trustee

We also congratulate David (Senior Lecturer in British Politics, University of Liverpool) on being co-opted onto the Executive Committee as a Trustee for one year. David will be working closely with Andy on Membership engagement and strategy. On his appointment David said: ‘I'm very excited to be working with Andy to grow the PSA’s membership and deepen engagement. The first academic conference I attended was hosted by the PSA Early Career Network and in the years since I've seen firsthand how helpful the PSA can be in developing an academic career.’ | @DrDavidJeffery |


Dr Rose Gann, PSA Chair added:

The PSA’s core purpose and success is rooted in helping its members to be active in both self-development and in supporting others to reach their potential. A huge thank you to Andy, Stefan, and David for exemplifying this by stepping forward to support our association in this way. The PSA’s staff and trustees also wish to thank outgoing trustee Alistair Clark who has recently completed his term supporting our Specialist Groups and has been a brilliant giver of his time and talents to the Executive Committee and wider association."

We wish them every success in these roles which are vital to ensuring our association is well-governed and has a clear sense of direction. You can find out more about the PSA’s Executive Committee here: Governance and Board of Trustees of The Political Studies Association (PSA)

If you are considering standing to be a PSA Trustee, watch this space for when the nominations open in January 2024.