Dame Jil Matheson DCB FAcSS

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A woman sitting at a round table with stacks of purple files in front of her.
Photograph © Anita Corbin


First Woman to be made National Statistician since the introduction of the Statistics and Registration Services Act

October 2011, Office For National Statistics, London

b.1953, Derby

Dame Jil Matheson, a social scientist and statistician since 1975, was appointed National Statistician in 2009 and was the first woman to be responsible for a population Census in 2011. Jil was also Chief Executive of the UK Statistics Authority and Head of the Government Statistical Service until her retirement in 2014. She is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and of the Academy of Social Sciences.

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