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National Statistician

The National Statistician is the UK Statistics Authority’s and the Government’s principal adviser on official statistics.

John Pullinger took up the post of the National Statistician on 1 July 2014. 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

Read more about John’s career prior to his appointment and his roles and responsibilities.

Get the latest updates from John on the National Statistician blog.