The Board

The UK Statistics Authority conducts its business and manages its affairs through its monthly Board meetings.

The Chair of the UK Statistics Authority is Sir David Norgrove. David was appointed Chair of the Authority by Her Majesty the Queen in March 2017 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), Ms Sian Jones, Dame Colette Bowe, Dame Moira Gibb, Professor David Hand, Professor Jonathan Haskel, Dr David Levy and Ms Nora Nanayakkara.

The Authority has three executive members. They are John Pullinger (the National Statistician), Ed Humpherson (the Authority’s Director General for Regulation) and, on a rotational basis, one of the three ONS Directors General, currently Jonathan Athow (the Deputy National Statistician for Economic Statistics).

The National Statistician is a Crown appointment as the 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 Director General for Regulation 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:

Former non-executive members of the Authority

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