Glen Watson has been appointed Director General of ONS. He replaces Stephen Penneck, who retires in September.Issue date: 15 August 2012
Glen is currently Director of Census at ONS. He took on the role in 2007, and is responsible for all aspects of the design, planning and delivery of the largest project undertaken anywhere in the UK statistical system.
Glen moved to ONS in 2004 as the Programme Director for Neighbourhood Statistics, having started his career in the insurance industry followed by more than ten years in the Defence Analytical Services Agency. He is a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and a chartered statistician, with particular interests in project/programme management and statistical delivery.