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Announcing our second keynote speaker – Siobhan Carey

We can now announce our second confirmed keynote speaker for the GSS Conference 2018!

Siobhan Carey, Chief Executive of NISRA:

Siobhan has been Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency since 1st September 2016. Siobhan is passionate about the role of data in decision making and in supporting public debate.

Before joining NISRA, Siobhan was Chief Statistician and Head of Profession at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) in London.  She has worked in the Office for National Statistics in both London and Newport and in the Central Statistics Office in Cork on social demographic, business and economic data.

She also spent some time as Chief Statistician in the Department for International Development. This involved supporting statistical offices in developing countries in building their capability and working with multilateral donors to find the right funding model so that developing countries have the necessary evidence and data to support the big choices they need to make.

In 2017, Siobhan was awarded an Honorary CBE for services to government statistics.

Siobhan has been Head of Profession for both the Government Statistical Service and the Government Social Research community so has a broad range of interests.

GSS Conference team