Roma Chappell is a statistician who has worked in the public and private sector as well as in academia, including: for the Treasury, MoD, Boots and the University of Southampton. She joined ONS in 1995 and her roles prior to her current post include Director for Population and Demography and Director of the 2011 Census Outputs.
Roma took up the role of leading Public Policy Division in August 2013. This role includes responding to policy needs across government as well as informing public debate. Specific areas of analysis are improving local statistics in a devolved UK, public sector productivity, labour market analyses and crime statistics.