The Office for Statistics Regulation provides independent regulation of all official statistics produced in the UK. If you have an enquiry about a set of statistics, contact details for each member of the team are below. For general enquiries contact the regulation team email.
Our senior leadership team
Ed Humpherson – Director General for Regulation
Ed joined the team in January 2014 and is based in our London office. More biographical information about Ed.
Mary Gregory – Deputy Director for Regulation
Mary joined the team in 2018, based in our London Office. She has oversight of our regulatory programme. Mary joined the Government Statistical Service in 2004, and has worked across a range of government departments. She has experience of evaluations, surveys and administrative data, and has worked on social and economic statistics. Prior to joining us Mary was Head of Profession for Statistics at Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS).
Contact: Mary Gregory Tel. 020 3741 1742
Mark Pont – Assessment Programme Lead and head of Newport site
Mark joined the team in 2008, based in our Newport office, to head up our assessment programme. Mark started his career in the Government Statistical Service in 1990, undertaking roles in a range of government departments. This includes 12 years spent in the Office for National Statistics as a statistical methodologist, largely spent improving aspects of the production of business statistics. Mark is on loan to the Welsh Government until July 2018.
Kerstin Hinds – Systemic Review Programme Lead and head of Edinburgh site
Kerstin is responsible for a programme exploring the public value of sets of statistics and interventions to support improvements. She has been on secondment to us since October 2015 from the Department for International Development (DFID) where she is a Senior Statistics and Evaluation Adviser. Prior to joining DFID in 2004 she worked on a range of social surveys at NatCen Social Research and the Office for National Statistics.
Contact: Kerstin Hinds Tel. 01329 447700
Our regulatory team
Penny Babb – Statistics Regulator, Policy and Standards
Penny joined the team in 2008 and is based in our London office. She has reviewed a wide variety of statistics since 2009 and co-authored the Authority’s Quality Assurance of Administrative Data framework. She led on delivering and maintaining the refreshed Code of Practice for Statistics, supporting its wide adoption across the UK. Penny has worked in official statistics for over 20 years, on births, cancer, social inequalities and police recorded crime. She was editor of the ONS flagship report, ‘Social Trends’.
Contact: Penny Babb Tel. 020 7592 8666
Catherine Bromley – Statistics Regulator, Crime and Justice lead
Catherine joined the team in 2017 based in our Edinburgh office. She co-leads the crime and justice theme with Pat MacLeod. She is also leading our systemic review of data linkage. Catherine started her social research career at NatCen Social Research in 1998 specialising in population surveys, before moving to roles in ScotCen Social Research, Scottish Government and the Public Health Observatory team at NHS Health Scotland.
Contact: Catherine Bromley Tel. 01329 447705
Emily Carless – Statistics Regulator, Children, Education and Skills lead
Emily joined the team in May 2018 and is based in Newport. She started her career in the Government Statistical Service (GSS) as a fast stream statistician in 2002. She has worked in Welsh Government, ONS and the National Statistician’s Office on a wide range of topics including Public Health Statistics, Business and Social Survey Methodology, Measuring Government Activity, Labour Market Statistics and Price Statistics. She led the National Statistician’s Review of Housing Market Statistics and the development of the GSS to 2020 strategy.
Contact: Emily Carless Tel. 01633 455717
Kimberly Cullen – Statistics Regulator, Security, Defence and International Relations lead
Kimberly joined the team in 2016, based in London. She is the Security, Defence and International Relations lead and provides support on the Health and Social Care theme. Kimberly is also working on a range of regulatory activities and is developing guidance as part of our Code Refresh project. Her previous work experience includes over 15 years in official statistics and quality assurance in New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates, and social work and survey research in the United States.
Contact: Kimberly Cullen Tel. 020 7592 8651
Oliver Fox-Tatum – Statistics Regulator, Travel, Transport and Tourism lead
Oliver joined the team in 2014 and is based in our Newport office. Prior to joining the team, he worked in the Office for National Statistics – in household survey design and management and as a pension statistics analyst. Oliver is our lead on transport statistics and provides support on our population theme. He conducts reviews on the compliance of statistics such as house price indices and worked on our refresh of the Code of Practice.
Contact: Oliver Fox-Tatum Tel. 01633 455848
Emily Gleeson – Annual Review Programme Manager
Emily leads on the development and delivery of the Annual Review which sets our strategic narrative. She has a strong regulatory background and has experience of statistical production, research, policy and strategy development and public sector audit. Emily is based in our Edinburgh office and also leads on our work which covers Northern Ireland.
Contact: Emily Gleeson Tel. 01329 447703
Sara James – Statistics Regulator, Housing, Planning and Local Services lead
Sara joined the team in 2012, after joining the Civil Service in 2011 as a Fast Stream Statistician working in the Office for National Statistics. Sara is based in our Newport office and co-leads on the Housing, Planning and Local Services theme. She led on our systemic review of housing statistics across the UK. Prior to joining the Civil Service, Sara spent six years working in financial services in a number of roles including financial and risk management.
Contact: Sara James Tel. 01633 456024
Caroline Jones – Statistics Regulator, Health and Social Care lead
Caroline joined the team in 2012, based in our Newport office. Prior to that, she worked at the Office for National Statistics. She has regulated a wide variety of statistics, latterly with a focus on health and social care statistics. She leads on the health and social care theme.
Contact: Caroline Jones Tel. 01633 456734
Robert Lee – Statistics Regulator, Housing, Planning and Local Services lead
Robert joined the team at the end of 2016, having joined the Civil Service in 2005 as a statistician in the Welsh Government. He is based in the Newport office and co-leads on the Housing, Planning and Local Services theme.
Contact: Robert Lee Tel. 01633 456901
Pat MacLeod – Statistics Regulator, Crime and Justice lead
Pat joined the team in 2014, based in our London office. Her main focus ison regulating statistics on crime and justice. She also advises us on branding. Her previous roles have all involved collecting, interpreting and communicating commercial, business and social data.
Contact: Pat MacLeod Tel. 020 7592 8657
Guy Manning – Statistics Regulator, Economy, Business, Industry, Trade and Energy
Guy joined the OSR team in April 2018, based in the London office. He is a Fast Stream economist primarily working in the Economy and Business domains. Guy has experience in data manipulation, data science (R, excel) economic and social statistics. Prior to joining OSR he was an Economist within the sub regional economics team in Tichfield.
Contact: Guy Manning
Louisa McCutcheon – Statistics Regulator, Children, Education and Skills lead
Louisa joined the team in 2017 and is based in our London office. Louisa started her career in the civil service as a Fast Stream statistician in 2010 and has worked on a wide range of health and housing statistics. She co-leads the Children, Education and Skills theme with Emily Carless.
Contact: Louisa McCutcheon Tel.020 3741 1762
Marie McGhee – Statistics Regulator, Population lead
Marie leads the Population theme having previously focussed on Children, Education, and Skills up until spring 2018. She was also part of the team who developed the refreshed Code of Practice. Based in Edinburgh, Marie joined the Office for Statistics Regulation in 2015. She previously worked on Assessments including Northern Ireland Tourism statistics and International Development statistics. Before joining us, Marie worked as lead statistician at the Scottish Qualifications Authority.
Contact: Marie McGhee Tel. 01329 447702
Jo Mulligan – Statistics Regulator, Culture and Identity lead
Jo re-joined the team, based in Edinburgh, in August 2017 having previously left in 2015 to work for Information Services Division at NHS National Services Scotland. She leads the culture and identity theme, and provides support on the health and social care theme.
Contact: Jo Mulligan Tel. 01329 444877
Katy Nicholls – Statistics Regulator, Labour Market and Welfare lead
Katy joined the team at the end of 2017 and is based in our Newport office. She co-leads the Labour Market and Welfare theme with Job de Roij. Previously Katy worked as a statistician at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and at the Office for National Statistics (ONS), where she worked on a wide range of business and economic statistics.
Contact: Katy Nicholls Tel. 01633 651662
Job de Roij – Statistics Regulator, Agriculture and Environment lead
Job joined the team in 2016 and works in our Edinburgh office. He leads the Agriculture and Environment theme, and co-leads the Labour Market and Welfare theme. He also managed the development of an interactive version of the refreshed Code of Practice. Previously, Job worked as a Statistician in the Department for Work and Pensions.
Contact: Job de Roij Tel. 01329 447709
Iain Russell – Statistics Regulator, Economy lead
Iain joined the team in 2011 based in our Edinburgh office. He has been involved in regulatory activities for a variety of statistics since that time. Iain is our Economy theme lead. He has worked in the public and private sector in various roles and has expertise in the value and role of intellectual assets in the economy.
Contact: Iain Russell Tel. 01329 447704
Our central support team
Donna Livesey – Business Manager
Donna supports our business planning, work programming and management of resources , including learning and development.
Contact: Donna Livesey Tel. 01633 455814
Suzanne Halls – Public Affairs Manager
Suzanne supports our media and stakeholder relations activity, including events and other engagement work.
Contact: Suzanne Halls Tel. 020 7592 8659
Amar Chowdrey – Private Secretary to Director General for Regulation
Amar provides support to the Director General for Regulation (DG) and wider team in their decision making and management of daily responsibilities. He keeps the DG appropriately informed on ongoing issues including casework, work programming, the Code of Practice and other projects. Amar manages the DG’s diary and external engagements.
Contact: Amar Chowdrey Tel. 020 7592 8615
Michelle Cranshaw – Business Support Manager
Michelle joined the team in July 2017, based in our Newport office. She supports our Business Manager and Regulators.
Contact: Michelle Cranshaw. Tel: 01633 456292
Elisha Harrhy – Business Support
Elisha joined the team in August 2017, based in our Newport office. She provides business support to the team.
Contact: Elisha Harrhy Tel: 01633 45 6159