Meet the Board
The Chair of the UK Statistics Authority is Sir Andrew Dilnot CBE. Andrew was appointed Chair of the Authority by Her Majesty the Queen in December 2011 following open competition, and with parliamentary approval.
Eight other non-executive members were appointed through open competition, some after consultation with the devolved administrations. The non-executive members are Professor Sir Adrian Smith FRS (who occupies the Deputy Chair post with responsibility for the governance of ONS), Professor David Rhind (who occupies the Deputy Chair post with responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the production and publication of all official statistics across the UK), Colette Bowe, Partha Dasgupta, Carolyn Fairbairn, Dame Moira Gibb, Professor David Hand and Dr David Levy.
The Authority has three executive members. They are Jil Matheson (the National Statistician), Ed Humpherson (the Authority's Head of Assessment from 8 January 2014) and Glen Watson (the Director General of ONS).
The National Statistician is a Crown appointment as the Statistics Authority's and the Government's principal adviser on official statistics. The National Statistician is Head of the Government Statistical Service, and is also the Authority's Chief Executive and Permanent Secretary.
The Head of Assessment is a statutory post as the the Authority's principal adviser on the assessment and reassessment of official statistics and their compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.
Click on the links below for biographical information about each member of the Board of the UK Statistics Authority:
The following page provides information about former non-executive members of the Authority: