PSI Leadership event: Lunchtime conversation with Chrissie Fletcher & Andy Grieve

Date: Wednesday 3rd March 2021
Time: 12:00 - 13:00 GMT
Speakers: Chrissie Fletcher and Andy Grieve

Who is this event intended for? Any statistician thinking about their personal development.
What is the benefit of attending? Hear Chrissie and Andy’s thoughts on what makes a statistical leader, strategic and visionary thinking for statisticians, influencing without authority, the importance of good communication, and the value of networking.


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This event is free of charge to both Members and Non Members of PSI.
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Everybody seems to talk about leadership these days.  Apparently, it is no longer enough to be good at your job as a statistician – you have to be a statistical leader to get on!

Is this just a temporary fad that will blow over, or is there more to it? We turn to Chrissie Fletcher and Andy Grieve to ask them what they think about leadership, how they got where they are, and what tips they have for those who will be the statistical leaders of the next generation.

If you are thinking about your personal development and want to go into 2021 with a bit of a boost, then this webinar could be the right point for you to get started. It may help you identify areas that you would like to develop further. We will cover (or rather: scratch the surface of) different aspects of statistical leadership, including:

  • What makes a statistical leader?
  • Strategic and visionary thinking for statisticians
  • Influencing without authority
  • The importance of good communication
  • The value of networking

Over the course of 2021, we will offer several training sessions that go into more depth, so you can use this webinar as a taster.  Stay tuned for further announcements!

Speaker Details


Chrissie Fletcher
Chrissie joined GSK in 2020 as Vice President, Development Statistics. Chrissie is a Statistician with 30 years of experience and prior to GSK, Chrissie worked at Amgen and SmithKline Beecham. Chrissie is actively engaged in Statistical societies (e.g. PSI, EFSPI), Pharmaceutical trade associations (e.g. EFPIA) and initiatives relating to the Pharmaceutical Industry (e.g. ICH, IMI). In 2019 Chrissie was awarded PSI Honorary Membership for her outstanding services to PSI, and she was an awardee of the Women in Data 2019 ‘Twenty Women in Data & Technology’ where she was recognised as an outstanding Women Leader.


Andy Grieve
Andy is a Statistical Research Fellow at UCB. He is a Biostatistician with over 40 years’ experience and has held positions of responsibility in pharma companies and CROs, as well as a full professorship at King’s College (London). He specialises in applying Bayesian statistics with a particular interest in adaptive designs. Andy has actively engaged in professional and academic Statistical organisations (eg PSI, RSS, IBS) as well as government and regulatory bodies (eg, EMA, MHRA, EPSRC, MRC, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft). He is a Honorary life member of PSI and served as Chair in 1997-1999. He was president of the RSS in 2003-2005.

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