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Alison Pritchard


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Alison became Deputy National Statistician and Director General for Data Capability at the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in October 2020.

Alison is leading the transformation in data usage which will see ever more integrated data put to effective and safe use across the private and public sectors. She ensures ONS has the right technology and skills to meet its ambitious goals in data analytics and data science and champions safe and secure data sharing for the public good in ONS and beyond.

She was Interim Director General of the Government Digital Service (GDS) from August 2019 to September 2020.

Alison was previously Director of EU Exit and Transformation at GDS. Before joining GDS in 2018, Alison was Director of Transformation at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

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