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John Pullinger

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John James Pullinger

UK National Statistician
In office
1 July 2014 – 30 June 2019
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Theresa May
Minister for the Cabinet OfficeFrancis Maude
Matthew Hancock
Ben Gummer
Damian Green
David Lidington
Oliver Dowden
Preceded byDame Jil Matheson
Personal details
Born (1959-06-01) 1 June 1959 (age 60)

John James Pullinger CB (born 1 June 1959) was the National Statistician for the United Kingdom, serving in this role from 1 July 2014 until retiring on 30 June 2019.[1][2] He was succeeded on an interim basis by his deputy Jonathan Athow,[3] and will be succeeded permanently by Sir Ian Diamond from October 2019.[4]

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Pullinger was a statistician in the Central Statistical Office and later the Office for National Statistics from 1980, finally rising to Director of Social Statistics in 1996. In 2004 he became the Director-General of Information Services and Librarian of the House of Commons.[5] He was the President of the Royal Statistical Society for 2013–14.[6][2]

In 2014, Pullinger was appointed to replace Dame Jil Matheson as the British National Statistician and the Permanent Secretary-graded Chief Executive of the UK Statistics Authority. As of 2015, Pullinger was paid a salary of between £150,000 and £154,999, making him one of the 328 most highly paid people in the British public sector at that time.[7]

Personal life

Pullinger was educated at Alleyn's School, Dulwich, the University of Exeter and Harvard Business School.[5][2] In the New Year Honours for 2014, Pullinger was appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB).[8]

In July 2016, Pullinger was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Exeter for outstanding achievements in the field of statistics.


  1. ^ Spence, Peter (12 May 2014). "Meet John Pullinger: The UK's new national statistician". City A.M. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b c A & C Black (2015). PULLINGER, John James. Who's Who 2016 (online ed.). Oxford University Press. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Announcement of an interim National Statistician". UK Statistics Authority. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Ian Diamond appointed as UK's National Statistician". UK Statistics Authority. 6 August 2019. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  5. ^ a b "New president takes over" (PDF). RSS News. 41 (1). Royal Statistical Society. February 2013. pp. 1 & 3.
  6. ^ "John Pullinger - GOV.UK". Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Senior officials 'high earners' salaries as at 30 September 2015 - GOV.UK". 17 December 2015. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  8. ^ "The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60728 p.1". 31 December 2013.
Academic offices
Preceded by
Valerie Isham
President, Royal Statistical Society
Succeeded by
Peter Diggle
Government offices
Preceded by
Dame Jil Matheson
National Statistician
July 2014–June 2019
Succeeded by
Sir Ian Diamond

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