Web dissemination champions

Web dissemination champions lead the development of statistics on all Government Statistical Service (GSS) web platforms with the aim of producing the best experience for our users. They meet to discuss all aspects of disseminating statistics online, including:

All web dissemination champions are members of the Web Dissemination Champion Network.

You can contact your organisation’s web dissemination champion if you have any frustrations disseminating statistics on GOV.UK or any other platform (if you don’t know who your champion is take a look at the membership list). If you don’t think user needs are being catered for – let your champion know!

Main responsibilities

The main responsibilities for champions are:

  • attend quarterly Web Dissemination Champion Network meetings

In these meetings we share things going on across government related to the dissemination of statistics. All champions are welcome to share work that has been happening in their department.

  • act as a point of contact within their departments

This means if anyone in their department has issues or queries related to the dissemination of statistics they can go to their champion. To do this effectively we ask champions to make themselves known across the department as the GSS Web Dissemination Champion.

Mailing list

Champions also get added to a mailing list. This mailing list is used to:

  • ask for assistance in developing guidance or training
  • share drafts of guidance to gather feedback
  • promote guidance and training once it has been published.

Want to be a web dissemination champion?

Each GSS organisation is encouraged to nominate at least one web dissemination champion.

If you would like to be a web dissemination champion please email: john.wilkins@dft.gov.uk.

Please read the privacy notice for champions before you sign up.

Web dissemination champions exist to ensure all GSS organisations are able to learn from each other to continually improve the way that government statistics are made available online. The need for organisations to do this is built into the Code of Practice for Statistics, most notably in the value pillar which sets expectations for accessibility, clarity and insight, and innovation and improvement. This ensures our statistics and data are useful, easy to access, remain relevant and support understanding of important issues.

Strategic aims

  • Encourage and set GSS best practice in publishing and disseminating statistics.
  • Continue to develop our services in line with user requirements.
  • Encourage a more consistent user experience across GSS dissemination channels.
  • Scan the horizon for new opportunities to innovate in online publishing, and promote these.
  • Develop skills and maximise capability to produce good quality outputs that meet user needs.

Operational responsibilities

  • Ensure good practice in announcing statistics is maintained.
  • Gather user feedback and comments to inform and support new projects.
  • Share best practice and develop new initiatives in statistical publishing and web dissemination.
  • Work with the Government Digital Service.
  • Discuss and solve issues and problems as they arise.

Acronym Department Surname First name
DWP Department for Work and Pensions McGargill Lee
DWP Department for Work and Pensions Strano Massimo
DWP Department for Work and Pensions Tzelepis Georgios
HMRC HM Revenue and Customs Hotchkiss Stephanie
BEIS Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Kelly Stephen
DfE Department for Education Selby Laura
Ofqual Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) Rhead Stephen
Ofsted Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted) Willis Matthew
Ofsted Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted) Walters Kathryn
DfT Department for Transport Wilkins John
ORR Office for Rail and Road Nair Nisha
Defra Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Lee David
DHSC/NHS England Department for Health and Social Care/NHS England Tookey Andy
NHS Digital NHS Digital Jahdi Robin
PHE Public Health England Hain Doris
ONS Office for National Statistics Wilson Laura
ONS Office for National Statistics Barnes Darren
WG Welsh Government Davies Matthew
MHCLG Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government Marquesdos Santos Miguel
MoJ Ministry of Justice Finn Kevin
MoJ Ministry of Justice Roberts Mark
HO Home Office James Bethany
DCMS Department for Culture, Media and Sport Unsted Max
DIT Department for International Trade Bhimjiyani Hiren
MOD Ministry of Defence Names of MOD champions are available on request
CO Cabinet Office Moore Thomas
SG Scottish Government Macfie Martin
SG Scottish Government Scullion Gerard
SG Scottish Government Avila Victoria
NHS ISD NHS Scotland Davies Richmond
NISRA Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency Kavanagh Kathryn
OSR Office for Statistics Regulation Price Anna


John Wilkins

Email: john.wilkins@dft.gov.uk


Andrew Kelly

Email: andrew.kelly1@dft.gov.uk