Sir David Norgrove – Chair of the UK Statistics Authority

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26th March 2020 - 7.30am - Sophia Gardens, SSE Stadium

Sir David Norgrove is Chair of the UK Statistics Authority, which was established in 2008 as an independent body at arm’s length from government and reporting directly to Parliament. The Authority oversees the Office for National Statistics (ONS) including its main office of around 2,000 staff in Newport.
ONS measure and publish everything from GDP to unemployment as well as overseeing the ten yearly census. The Authority also oversees the Government Statistical Service, and has the statutory objective of promoting and safeguarding the production and publication of official statistics that ‘serve the public good’.

Sir David was appointed Chair of the UK Statistics Authority in April 2017. He began his career as an economist at the Treasury, and worked in a Chicago bank before becoming Private Secretary to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. He then joined Marks & Spencer, ending as a member of the Board, and he has been chair of the Pensions Regulator, the Low Pay Commission, and the Family Justice Board.

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