UK Statistics Authority non-executive board member appointments

Uk Statistics Authority

June 11
09:22 2018

Professor Anne Trefethen FBCS FREng and Professor Sir Ian Diamond FBA FRSE FAcSS have been appointed as non-executive board members of the UK Statistics Authority.

Professor Anne Trefethen FBCS FREng

Anne Trefethen is a Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor of Scientific Computing and Fellow of StCross College at the University of Oxford. Prior to being appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor(Gardens, Libraries and Museums) in January 2015, she was appointed as the Universitysfirst Chief Information Officer in March 2012. Anne joined the University to lead the creationof the Oxford e-Research Centre where she served as the Director for over 6 years. Herresearch has been focused on high-performance numerical algorithms and large-scalescientific applications. She has contributed to the fields of parallel numerical algorithms,software design and engineering and most recently to energy-aware algorithms. Beforecoming to Oxford in 2005, she was a Director of the UK e-Science Core Programme working with the Research Councils and DTI (now Innovate UK). She has spent ten years in the US at Thinking Machines Inc. and as Associate Director at the Theory Centre, CornellUniversity.

Professor Sir Ian Diamond FBA FRSE FAcSS

Professor Sir Ian Diamond was Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Aberdeenfrom 2010 to 2018. He was previously Chief Executive of the Economic and SocialResearch (ESRC) Council and, from 2004 to 2009, Chair of the Research Councils UKExecutive Group (2004-2009). Before joining the ESRC, Sir Ian was Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Southampton, where he had been for most of his career. SirIan is Chair of British Universities and Colleges Sport, Chair of Edinburgh College of FurtherEducation, Chair of Plan International UK and a Board member of UK Research andInnovation. He chaired the Welsh Assembly Government of the Higher Education Review forWales reporting in 2016. Sir Ian was elected to the UK Academy of Social Sciences in 1999,is a Fellow of the British Academy (2005), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2009)and holds honorary degrees from the universities of Cardiff, Glasgow and Curtin.

Further information

The Statistic Authoritys statutory objective is to promote and safeguard the production andpublication of official statistics that serve the public good. It is also required to promote andsafeguard the quality and comprehensiveness of official statistics, and ensure good practicein relation to official statistics.

The authoritys functions relate to its statutory areas of responsibility including:

  • oversight of the UK official statistics system, which includes around 30 centralgovernment departments and the devolved administrations, and the promotion,safeguarding and monitoring of quality, comprehensiveness and good practice inrelation to all official statistics, wherever produced

  • production of a code of practice for statistics and assessment of official statisticsagainst the code

  • governance of the Office for National Statistics, the UKs national statistical in

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