Frankie Kay took up post as Interim Deputy National Statistician and Director General for Data Capability in July 2019.
Frankie is responsible for the capability of the Office for National Statistics, ensuring that everybody has the technology and skills to enable them to do their job effectively. She is leading the digital and workforce transformation to allow ONS to collect, securely store and analyse data from new sources. Frankie champions openness and data sharing for the public good in ONS and beyond.
Frankie joined the ONS in January 2010 as Head of IT Project Delivery. Since then, she has held several senior roles in ONS, including leading the development strategy for the UK National Accounts.
Most recently, Frankie has led the transformation of ONS economic and population and public policy statistics, taking a leading role on preparations for Census 2021.