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David Fry, CSaP Policy Fellow

David Fry
David Fry, Department for Communities and Local Governmen

David's current role is Head of Profession for Statistics at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). He is responsible for two areas: Business Statistics (incl. Small Business Data, Business Population Estimates and the Innovation Survey) and Data Science.

David has over 20 years of experience working as a government statistician across Whitehall, holding positions within the Office for National Statistics, HM Treasury and the (then) Department for Trade and Industry. In this time he has held a wide variety of roles, including leading on the public sector mapping agreement, briefing on the labour market, contributing to thinking on the national minimum wage, publishing a book of statistics on children and examining the pay of MPs.

As Deputy Director of Local Analysis David is responsible for leading and developing the analytical capacity of over 50 statisticians in DCLG. He is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society.

David is particularly interested in the dissemination and use of statistics, and his team led the development of Open Data Communities – DCLG’s response to the open data initiative.

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