Presentation champions

Presentation champions work to improve the presentation and dissemination of government statistics.

Their main responsibilities are to:

  • identify, promote and share best practice and innovation in the presentation of government statistics
  • identify and help address barriers to improvements in the presentation and dissemination of government statistics within their department
  • attend and contribute to meetings of the presentation sub-group of the Presentation and Dissemination Committee (PDC)

All presentation champions are automatically members of the presentation sub-group of the PDC. This sub-group manages the champions and arranges events and meetings for them to participate in.

Want to be a presentation champion?

Each government department can nominate a presentation champion (or several champions) to work with the network of presentation champions across the Government Statistical Service (GSS) who meet on a regular basis.

If you would like to be a presentation champion please email: gsshelp@statistics.gov.uk

What is expected of a presentation champion?

As an active presentation champion you will support the delivery of your department’s goals for presenting and disseminating statistics and commit to delivering the following over a 12 month period:

  • Organise and host at least one sharing seminar in your department or region to showcase innovation on a topic(s) of your choice.
  • Participate in at least two GSS peer review meetings (sometimes called “scrums”)
  • Organise at least one GSS peer review meeting – arranging a publication to review and recruiting champions (and others) to act as peer reviewers
  • Review at least six GSS statistical publications and send your comments to the Best Practice and Impact division contact for the presentation champion network (see the membership list to find out who that is).
  • Work with your department’s PDC member to ensure your department completes the What’s New? document on time, every quarter (you will be sent a link to an editable version of this document).
  • Review the What’s New? document every quarter and proactively promote it within your department
  • After the publication of the latest What’s New? document on the GSS website, contact another champion from a department whose work you are interested in to share knowledge and insight
  • Attend at least three champion meetings
  • Submit an agenda item or present at the quarterly champion meeting to showcase innovation or discuss a challenge etc.
  • Support or lead at least one item of PDC’s or presentation sub-group’s work programme

The chair of the presentation sub-group will formally communicate these commitments to your line manager and statistical Head of Profession. This will allow greater awareness of your obligations to this group and enable wider recognition of our work.

Acronym Department Surname First name
DWP Department for Work and Pensions Pearce Adam
HSE Health and Safety Executive Cleminson Arran
HMRC HM Revenue and Customs Wilson Neil
Beis Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Hill Emma
OME Office for Manpower Economics Craggs Anthony
Ofqual Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) Rhead Stephen
Ofsted Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted) Merrett Alison
Ofsted Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted) Griffiths Martin
DfT Department for Transport Djouadi Assia
DfT Department for Transport Murphy Laura
DfT Department for Transport Freer Chris
ORR Office for Rail and Road Miah Paplu
Defra Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Chauvin Celine
Defra Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Duckham Maisie
Defra Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Birch Colin
DHSC/NHS England Department for Health and Social Care/NHS England Beake Edward
DHSC/NHS England Department for Health and Social Care/NHS England Tatrek Roman
PHE Public Health England Jephson David
PHE Public Health England Dunn Sam
ONS Office for National Statistics White Nicola
ONS Office for National Statistics McLaren Elizabeth
ONS Office for National Statistics Ainslie David
ONS Office for National Statistics McGarvey Paul
ONS Office for National Statistics McSweeney Rachel
WG Welsh Government Collins Samantha
WG Welsh Government Curds Matthew
MHCLG Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government Obudulu Chukwuemeka
MoJ Ministry of Justice Hall Philip
MoJ Ministry of Justice Atherton Katie
HO Home Office Shepard Fiona
DCMS Department for Culture, Media and Sport Patel Davita
DIT Department for International Trade Colwell Thomas
DfID Department for International Development - Foreign commenwealth and development office Cockerill Philip
MoD Ministry of Defence Graham Rachel
MoD Ministry of Defence Dale Harriet
HMT HM Treasury Melbourne Steven
HMT HM Treasury Jonathan Dawson
NRS National Records Scotland Adams Joseph
NHS ISD NHS Scotland Carruthers Jade
Nisra Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency Taylor Sandra
Nisra Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency Broomfield Norma
FSA Food Standards Agency Heard Helen

If you would like the email address for one of the champions please get in touch with gsshelp@statistics.gov.uk

Best Practice and Impact division

Email: gsshelp@statistics.gov.uk