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National Statistician

John Pullinger is the National Statistician and took up post on 1 July 2014. The National Statistician is the UK Statistics Authority’s and the Government’s principal adviser on official statistics. He is the Head of the Government Statistical Service (GSS) and, as the Authority’s Chief Executive and Permanent Secretary, is a member of the Board of the UK Statistics Authority.

The National Statistician is supported by three deputies:

  • The Deputy National Statistician for Economic Statistics
  • The Deputy National Statistician for Data Capability
  • The Deputy National Statistician for Population and Public Policy

More information is available about John’s career prior to his appointment and his roles and responsibilities on the UK Statistics Authority website.

You can get the latest updates from John on the National Statistician blog.