Roger Halliday started as Chief Statistician in November 2011 and brought this together with the Chief Data Officer role in April 2017. Before that, he worked in the Department of Health in England as a policy analyst managing evidence for decision making across NHS issues.
He qualified with a degree in statistics in 1993 from St. Andrews University and joined the Government fast stream as an assistant statistician. He worked for various UK Government Departments and at the Scottish Government in a number of statistical and policy making roles. His areas of expertise are around transforming services with data, and has experience working in the fields of health, children, learning, skills and the economy.