Dame Jil Matheson FAcSS – Honorary Secretary

Jil Matheson served as National Statistician, Head of the Government Statistical Service and Chief Executive of the UK Statistics Authority from 2009 until her retirement in 2014, following a career in social research and statistics. During that time Jil also Chaired the OECD's Committee on Statistics and Statistical Policy and the UN Statistical Commission. Jil has been a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences since 2001 and is a member of the Audit and Risk and Nominations Committees. She is a also a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society.