The National Statistician, Jil Matheson, is accountable to Government for the performance of ONS while the Director General of ONS, Glen Watson, is responsible for the day-to-day management of the organisation.
Collection and Production of Economic and Social Statistics - Caron Walker, Director
Caron is responsible for ensuring the delivery of regular quality statistical outputs and ensuring that ONS is seen as the trusted and authoritative publisher of statistics about the UK economy and society. She provides leadership in business process improvement, quality management, modernising and integrating statistical systems and managing their risks. Caron champions a culture of continuous quality improvement in order to drive down costs within the directorate.
Responsibilities include: Business and Economic Surveys, Social Surveys, National Accounts, Prices, Labour Market Statistics and being the Senior Responsible Officer for European System of Accounts.
Analysis and Dissemination of Economic and Social Statistics - Guy Goodwin, Director
Guy’s focus is on delivering relevant statistical analysis and reporting on the economy, society and wellbeing. He leads on ONS’s stakeholder management and communications and is responsible for the office’s dissemination channels, including the ONS website. Guy’s remit extends to how ONS can “open up” its data for new uses and users and get best value from reusing existing data from administrative sources.
Population and Demography Statistics - Ian Cope, Director
Ian is responsible for ensuring the delivery of statistics covering life events in England and Wales, and population and demography in the UK, including the statistical releases from the 2011 Census. A key element of his role is to develop new systems that will ensure that these outputs will be fit for the needs of users in the future.
Processesing life events data received from administrative sources, and producing primary analysis on life events and some health conditions;
Producing regular statistical analysis of population and demography as well as international and internal migration;
Producing statistical analysis based on the 2011 Census, concluding the 2011 Census Programme;
Exploring options for redesigning population statistics to draw on wider sources of administrative data and the consequent impact on the need for future population censuses;
Developing a new interface for ONS that will significantly improve the availability of ONS data on the internet in open formats that allow re-use, and is a major element in our strategy for delivering Open Data.
Ian also provides leadership in the Project and Programme Management within ONS and his focus is on ensuring ONS implements good practice in programme and project management.
Office of Chief Economic Adviser - Joe Grice, Director
Given the economic climate and prospects to the UK it is important that ONS has a Chief Economist to act as the public face of economic analysis. Working closesly with the other directors, Joe provides economic interpretation and analysis, and advising the office on the coherence of its economic statistics. Joe maintains important relationships with HM Treasury, the Bank of England and the Office for Budget Responsibility.
Strategy and Standards for ONS statistical work - Paul Woobey, Director
Paul is the driving force behind our statistical business strategy, bringing together methodologists and IT experts to provide an innovative focus for the Office. He is responsible for ensuring that our statistics are aligned with our strategy and standards.
He will represent IT development at a senior level and provide guidance on best practice, exploit technology and re-engineer business processes to capture data in a more efficient and cost effective way.
Organisational Capability and Performance - Neil Wooding, Director
Neil is responsible for raising our skills capability, continuing to engage staff throughout the business providing organisational innovation and learning. He is also responsible for developing a culture of performance reporting, accountability, and improvement. The Directorate comprises operational areas and support infrastructure and provides guidance and expertise to ONS staff on financial management, human resources, IT services programme and project.
Responsibilities include: Business Planning, Investment Portfolio, Human Resources, Property, Procurement, Legal Services, IT Services, Internal Communication and Library Services, Programme, Portfolio and Project Management expertise and leadership, Commercial and Security.
Finance and Internal Audit Division - Paul Layland, Chief Finance Officer
Paul is a key member of the Executive Leadership Team, helping it to develop and implement strategy and to resource and deliver the organisation's strategic objectives sustainably and in the public interest. He is actively involved in, and influences all material business decisions to ensure immediate and longer term implications, opportunities and risks are fully considered, and are aligned with the Authority's financial strategy. He leads the promotion and delivery by the whole organisation of good financial management so that public money is safeguarded at all times and used appropriately, economically, efficiently and effectively.